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GE Offshore Haliade XGE Renewable Energy has unveiled its plan to develop the Haliade-X, a 12MW offshore wind turbine. The turbine features a 12MW direct drive generator and GE will invest more than US$ 400 million over the next three to five years in development and deployment of the Haliade-X.

Towering 260 meters over the sea, the Haliade-X 12 MW carries a 220-meter rotor. Designed and manufactured by LM Wind Power, the 107-meter-long blades will be the longest offshore blades to date. GE Renewable Energy aims to supply its first nacelle for demonstration in 2019 and ship the first units in 2021.