The creator of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine is on the lookout for new Scottish projects.
General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy says it is looking to meet with offshore wind developers in Scotland who have “suitable projects” for its new Haliade-X 12 megawatt (MW) turbine.
“We are interested in working with both traditional offshore wind suppliers and companies from other industries – such as oil and gas – who are interested in diversifying,” explains Santiago Chacon, GE Renewable Energy’s offshore wind lead spokesman.
“And we believe that the Haliade-X will be of great interest to many developers in Scotland.”
Scottish Enterprise is working closely with GE to help it find and examine suitable opportunities.
“We’re keen to ensure Scottish SMEs (small to medium enterprises) are promoted to large-scale firms such as GE Renewable Energy,” said a Scottish Enterprise spokesperson
“We therefore welcome the fact that GE Renewable Energy is looking to partner with and develop Scottish SMEs to qualify them as Haliade-X suppliers – while helping them to be more competitive in a global offshore wind environment.”