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    GE announces Haliade-X, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine.

    Haliade-X brings higher value to customers by producing more energy from the wind with a 12 MW generator rating, an industry-leading capacity factor1 and advanced digital capabilities
    Haliade-X 12 MW is currently being bid for projects that will ship in 2021
    Haliade-X 12 MW will produce 45 percent more energy than any other offshore wind turbine available today and will generate up to 67 GWh annually2, enough renewable power for up to 16,000 European households2
    $400 million program will fund engineering, testing and supply chain development over the next three to five years




    Paris, France – March 1, 2018
    – GE Renewable Energy (NYSE:GE) today unveiled its plan to develop the largest, most powerful offshore wind turbine: the Haliade-X. Featuring a 12 MW direct drive generator and an industry leading gross capacity factor of 63 percent1 the Haliade-X will produce 45 percent more energy than any other offshore turbine available today2. GE will invest more than $400 million over the next three to five years in development and deployment of the Haliade-X.

    John Flannery, Chairman and CEO of GE, said, "We want to lead in the technologies that are driving the global energy transition. Offshore wind is one of those technologies and we will bring the full resources of GE to make the Haliade-X program successful for our customers."
    Towering 260 meters over the sea, more than five times the size of the iconic Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, the Haliade-X 12 MW carries a 220-meter rotor. Designed and manufactured by LM Wind Power, the 107-meter-long blades will be the longest offshore blades to date and will be longer than the size of a soccer field. One Haliade-X 12 MW turbine will generate up to 67 GWh annually2, enough clean power for up to 16,000 households per turbine, and up to 1 million European households in a 750 MW windfarm configuration.

    Jérôme Pécresse, President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy said, "The renewables industry took more than 20 years to install the first 17 GW of offshore wind. Today, the industry forecasts that it will install more than 90 GW over the next 12 years. This is being driven by lower cost of electricity from scale and technology. The Haliade-X shows GE's commitment to the offshore wind segment and will set a new benchmark for cost of electricity, thus driving more offshore growth."

    The ability to produce more power from a single turbine means a smaller number of turbines in the total farm, which translates to less capital expenditure for the balance of plant and reduced risk in project execution as the installation cycle time is reduced. It also simplifies operation and maintenance of the wind farm. All of this reduces the investment and operation cost for developers, makes offshore wind projects more profitable, and ultimately lowers cost of electricity for consumers.

    John Lavelle, CEO of Offshore Wind at GE Renewable Energy said "The Haliade-X 12 MW will help our customers in an increasingly competitive offshore environment, and through its size and digital functionality provide important value across manufacturing, installation and operation."
    GE's Haliade-X platform is designed to offer greater efficiency in generating power from the wind that is available. With a 63 percent gross capacity factor1, the Haliade-X 12 MW is five to seven points above the current industry benchmark. Therefore, it will produce more energy per MW installed, which will significantly increase returns for customers.

    To design and build the Haliade-X platform, GE Renewable Energy is relying on an unprecedented collaboration across the GE portfolio, leveraging the knowledge of GE's Onshore wind team, with 50,000 turbines in the field; the blade expertise of LM Wind Power; the GE Power and GE Aviation engineers for peer reviews of component and systems design; the Global Research Center for control systems and component validation; and GE Digital for supporting digital modelling, analytics and app development. The program is a GE-wide effort.

    GE Renewable Energy aims to supply its first nacelle for demonstration in 2019 and ship the first units in 2021.





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    Cool. I wonder where they'll install the first ones? Off the coast of Nova Scotia is a good place for wind, plenty of it here.
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    GE brings good things to light!
    i thought they sold their light bulb division
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Did it sell? I knew it was for sale. Did they ever find a buyer?
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    Doesn't look like it'll fit on my dinghy -- too bad.
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    Glad to hear it. I bought GE stock shortly before it collapsed (and cut it's dividend in half)... but I'm hanging on for the long term, and this kind of thing is a good long term bet.
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    Just don’t buy their appliances. Total crap.
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    When Jack Welch ran it id did OK, when Jeff Immelt took over it has been going down hill big time, not a company to invest in.



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    853’ tall

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    Only to be installed where rich people can't see it

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    Wow. Seriously huge.
    Wonder how it would do against icebergs or super tankers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Wow. Seriously huge.
    Wonder how it would do against icebergs or super tankers.
    There is a company here that is trying to get going building offshore wind fields using gravity base structures similar to the Hebron and Hibernia oil platforms. I hope they pull it off.
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    If it is in shallow water they don't need to worry about icebergs or large ships.. The Regina Mearsk and her like needs 70 ft. depth.

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    That big square of fenced in space on top of the turbine made me wonder what would it be like to have a vacation spa villa or casino. Or Bond villain hideout. So build them in Dubai and overlooking famous skylines. And a school for elite base jumpers.
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    Just think about climbing up there! no thanks!
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    First that headless toad and now this..... nightmares tonight.

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    I keep wondering about the function of that enormous timing belt pulley mounted on the shaft right behind the propeller. What will it drive?
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    I'd much prefer wind turbines off the Virginia Coast than the proposed oil rigs.
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    I finally got a chance to walk up close to a wind turbine. When I got to within about 100 yards I could finally hear the quiet whoosh-whoosh-whoosh as the blades turned. I think they are pretty cool.
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