Notre Dame, GE partner in turbine research


The University of Notre Dame and General Electric Co. are partnering on a research facility in South Bend for massive gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants and the oil and gas industry.

Construction is scheduled to begin this summer on the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility at a technology park south of downtown South Bend at the former site of the Studebaker Corp., which closed in 1963.

The university says the facility will hire some 60 employees with an average salary and benefits package of about $79,000.

GE has committed $13.5 million to fund research for five years while Notre Dame plans to contribute $7.5 million.

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