GE will test upcoming giant turbine in the UK

The Haliade-X project involving a huge 12 MW turbine will be tested in the UK as part of a five-year research and development deal slated to begin this year.

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It garnered massive attention when GE Renewable Energy, part of the General Electric conglomerate and major competitor to players including Vestas and Siemens Gamesa, announced plans in early March for the development of the world's largest wind turbine with 12 MW capacity.

The company has now revealed that the turbine will be tested in England as part of a five-year research and development program, which is set to start later this year. According to the British energy minister, Claire Perry, the deal shows that British support for offshore wind power helps create "world-class research and testing facilities"

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