GE Renewable Energy, an American wind turbine manufacturer division of General Electric headquartered in Paris, France, will be introducing one of the world’s largest offshore power generation turbines for the Japan market.
GE said in a statement that the 17 MW to 18MW model of the next generation of the Haliade-X (“Hariad-X”). is expected to help Japan achieve its target of a low-carbon society.
The firm has augmented the power output by approximately 30% against other of its previous models. The length of the blades has been increased for this project.
Dwelling on the deal, GE informed that it has already agreed to deliver 12MW to 14 MW of Hariade-X to the Japan market.
Talking about the product the company statement informed that the new 17-18 MW models offer consistent maintenance and reliability using a 12-14 MW platform. With respect to the 12-14 MW model, GE will collaboratively work with Toshiba to further improve the domestic production rate of parts, operation and maintenance. The firm is also responsible for providing turbines to a consortium in Japan for three large-scale offshore wind projects.
Commenting on the collaboration with Toshiba, Fabrice Kermorgant, COO of GE Renewable Energy Offshore Division, said, “By introducing the latest Hariade-X to Japan, GE will work with our partner Toshiba to deepen our collaboration with customers to support Japan’s decarbonisation goals and promote the expansion of renewable energy.”