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GE bound for USA as offshore gathers speed

General Electric Renewables arm is eyeing up the US for its next wind turbine production facility, as US offshore wind orders start flooding in. But moving quickly will be key. The American conglomerate has won 5GW worth of orders for its Haliade-X offshore turbines in the past month alone, with much of this adding to its share of the ever-growing 25GW pipeline set for US waters. Wind turbine makers tend to set up factories where their work is, and build out a complex interlinked eco-system of parts, throughout the local community. Broadly the work goes where the business is. But GE has been out of sorts with this equation, keeping its Alstom acquired factories in Europe, and not making its…

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