GE Renewable Energy has announced that it will open a new offshore wind factory at Jeiyang’s Offshore Wind cluster in the Chinese province of Guangdong, and will establish a new Operation and Development Centre in the city of Guangzhou. The new GE offshore wind factory in Jieyang will help to meet growing Chinese demand for offshore wind energy, and will serve domestic and regional projects.
Site construction is due to begin by the end of this year, completed in 2021, and will start assembly production in the second half of 2021. GE’s offshore wind factory will be part of a dedicated offshore wind industrial park in Jieyang, which aims to develop an offshore wind cluster with a marshalling harbour and industry-related suppliers, to serve local and regional projects.
GE’s new Operation and Development Centre in Guangzhou will perform research and development activities focused on regional needs. The site will also support customers by optimising project costs, training, data management, and operation and maintenance services. The new centre will be the regional Sales and Project Management office for GE Renewable Energy’s Offshore Wind business.
GE’s new offshore wind factory in China will serve regional projects, while the Saint-Nazaire assembly site in France, currently manufacturing the Haliade-X 12MW prototype, will continue to serve all other international projects.