GE books $2.5B in African orders from oil to locomotives, beating 2018 target by $500M

General Electric Co (GE) CEO for Africa, Jay Ireland. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

General Electric Co. booked $2.5 billion of orders from sub-Saharan Africa in the past 11 months, including oil and gas equipment for Eni SpA in Ghana and locomotives for Angola.

That figure is $500 million more than the company targeted by 2018 during a U.S.-African leader summit last August, Jay Ireland, chief executive officer for GE Africa, said Friday in an interview in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. They will be delivered “over the next two years,” he said.

Orders from the 25 African nations where GE operates range from items for transportation to oil and gas, power generation, health care and aviation, according to Ireland.

Read more: GE Books $2.5 Billion African Orders From Oil to Locomotives – Bloomberg Business