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Andreas Nauen: GE's lawsuit hasn't affected business

GE's expansion of its US lawsuit against Siemens Gamesa to UK courts hasn't disturbed operations, says CEO.

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There's never really a convenient time to be on the receiving end of a lawsuit. However, the timing of GE's litigation against Siemens Gamesa in the US for alleged patent infringement that's now also spread to the UK hits at a particularly critical time.

One touchy item is the gigawatts the German-Spanish OEM is set to install in the coming year. Another thing, though, is the coming British capacity auction, which will be a big concern this calender year. Of the 25 GW in offshore wind capacity the manufacturer revealed in last week's quarterly interim report that it's actively engaged in pursuing ahead of the coming New Year's, approximately 10 GW stem from Britain's Contracts for Difference (CfD) round.

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