GE works on 17 MW-18 MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine

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General Electric is developing an upgraded version of its Haliade-X offshore wind turbine, with a power capacity of 17-18 MW. The new model has garnered positive feedback from the market, and GE is expecting orders to commence in 2024. 

While GE is optimistic about the potential of the upgraded turbine, it is taking a measured approach to its development. The company is being "thoughtful" and focusing on producing "tech selects" and favorable economic outcomes that could lead to a profitable launch, even though orders may not be converted for some time.

The current version of the Haliade-X turbine offers power capacities of 12 MW, 13 MW, and 14 MW. The Haliade-X turbine received a full-type certificate for operation up to 14.7 MW from DNV GL in December 2022. The new model aims to increase the turbine's power capacity by 3-4 MW, marking a significant step forward in GE's wind energy offering.

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