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  • 7 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    GE Power Conversion has signed a contract to equip offshore wind turbines manufactured by Shanghai Electric Wind Power Equipment (Sewind) with 4MW Fully Fed LV3 wind converters. Totalling 1GW, the deal is set to be one of the biggest offshore wind projects in China, GE said. The converters will be manufactured in GE’s Shanghai facility. “In a fast growing […]

  • 26 May 2014

    Twice a day, like clockwork, the moon’s gravity makes the seas ebb and flow. For Baker, a marine renewables business manager at GE Power Conversion, the tides are the perfect source of energy, more predictable and reliable than wind or solar power. “Some U.K. locations have significant tidal head ranges,” he says. “They offer a […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    GE has appointed Azeez Mohammed as the President and CEO of GE Energy Connections’ Power Conversion business, effective July 11, 2016. Mohammed comes to Power Conversion from his most recent role as President and CEO of GE’s Power Services business for Middle East and Africa. Responsible for continuing to build the Power Conversion business, Mohammed will […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    GE Power Conversion has announced the successful trials of PassiveBoost™, the technology which will allow remote power networks to go DC. This is an important step in lowering the cost of power delivered from offshore installations and increasing the electrical output delivered from renewable energy sources in distant, inhospitable places. Since Edison, electrical engineers at […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Grid Connection, Technology

    With EDF set to operate a tidal energy array near Paimpol-Bréhat in Brittany, France at the end of 2015, GE Power Conversion reported that it is on track for finalization of the electrical conversion system, due for summer 2015. GE’s Belfort team is working diligently to perform relevant tests before installing the system both subsea and onshore, […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    GE Power Conversion has manufactured the first serial Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) at GE Renewable’s offshore wind factory in Saint-Nazaire, which is to be installed in the company’s Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine in Denmark. The 6-MW PMG is one of the world’s largest generators ever built. Its direct drive system has no mechanical gearbox coupled to the […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has appointed Nick Clarke to the post of Strategy Manager, Offshore Renewables. Nick will be responsible for the strategy of its offshore wind and marine technology programmes. He will work closely with Simon Cheeseman, the ETI’s Marine programme manager and Andrew Scott, the ETI’s Offshore Wind programme manager. He will […]

  • 4 April 2013
    R&D, Technology

    GE’s Power Conversion business has taken an important step in testing a viable way of producing large amounts of electricity from renewable resources using superconductors running at relatively high temperatures. The company has successfully completed trials of Hydrogenie, a power generator incorporating ground breaking technologies that enable highly efficient production of electricity in a small […]

  • 24 October 2018
    R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Guidance Marine, part of the Wärtsilä group, has developed a new version of its targetless laser sensor which is specially designed for use on wind farm Service Operation Vessels (SOVs).

  • 7 June 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Wind turbine developers will soon have open access to a £50 million testing facility in the U.K. based on unique and leading-edge technology. The state-of-the-art facility has been specifically designed for full-scale testing of large nacelles. GE’s Power Conversion allows them to develop and build the next generation of wind turbines that will be increasingly […]

  • 2 December 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has appointed Stuart Bradley to the post of Offshore Renewables Strategy Manager. Stuart will be responsible for the strategy of its offshore wind and marine technology programmes, and will work closely with Simon Cheeseman, the ETI’s Marine programme manager and Andrew Scott, the ETI’s Offshore Wind programme manager. He will […]

  • 9 March 2014

    Germany Leads the Way in Offshore Wind Industry Innovations A comparative patent analysis between the leading offshore wind nations: Denmark, England and Germany, has set the German offshore wind industry as a clear frontrunner in the field of innovation. 5MW Offshore Wind Turbine Installed on Jeju Island Hyosung Corporation installed the aeroMaster 5.0 offshore wind […]

  • 6 January 2014
    R&D, Technology

    The main components for the LORC Nacelle Testing facility have started arriving at the site, following the completion of the foundation for the test facility, where LORC will test future offshore wind turbines with a power output of up to 10 MW. The 80-tonne heavy rotor – which is the rotating part of the direct […]

  • 15 January 2016
    Technology

    GE Power Conversion has created a higher density power stack that will enable wind converters to remain small in size while delivering more power. The LV3 power stack has increased density, reaching 1250 amps compared to previous offerings of 1000 amps. Looking at the wind sector in particular, when implanted at the heart of GE’s LV3 converter, it […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Internationally recognized experts with lifelong experience in the wind industry will be among the speakers at the 10 September conference ‘Advanced Testing of Nacelles’. The conference marks the opening of the LORC Nacelle Testing facility, which provides the world’s most advanced and realistic tests of offshore wind turbines. The conference will focus on realistic validation […]

  • 15 March 2013
    R&D, Technology

    GE’s Power Conversion business  has signed a turnkey contract with the Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center (LORC), a Danish center for test of renewable energy technology, for the construction, commissioning and handover of one of the world’s most advanced facilities to test wind turbine nacelles with an output power of up to 10 Megawatts (MW). The […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    GE’s Power Conversion business, a sub-business of GE Energy Connections, is set to provide its 5-megawatt (MW) medium-voltage (MV) converter based on the MV7000 product platform to China’s offshore wind original equipment manufacturer – XEMC Windpower. All converters will be manufactured in GE’s factory located in Shanghai. With prototypes of similar technologies already installed and operational […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    GE’s Energy Management President & CEO Mark Begor announced the appointment of Stephan Reimelt as President and CEO of GE’s Power Conversion business, succeeding Joe Mastrangelo who becomes President and CEO of Power Generation Products for GE Power & Water. Power Conversion is GE’s growing business, operating in 160 locations worldwide, with more than 7,000 […]

  • 9 December 2015
    Technology

    Paul Floren, Global Communication Leader at GE Power Conversion, said that technology innovation plays a key role in reaching global climate change targets, which are being discussed at the ongoing COP21 summit in Paris. Read the full article: With the United Nations COP21 meeting in full swing, all eyes are on global climate change targets […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    GE’s Power Conversion business has signed a framework agreement with EDF EN to provide support services for the converters used in EDF EN’s wind parks throughout Europe. The service contract will enable the staff of EDF EN Services, EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary dedicated to the operation and maintenance in Europe, to acquire the skills necessary […]

  • 2 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      GE today announced the successful completion of its $3.2 billion acquisition of Converteam, a leading provider of power conversion and automation systems and high-efficiency power electronics, motors and generators. Converteam’s solutions enable customers in a variety of industries to replace or improve mechanical processes with high-efficiency electric alternatives that deliver better reliability, less maintenance […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    Italian oil & gas major Eni has signed an agreement with General Electric (GE) to develop renewable energy projects and hybrid solutions with a focus on energy efficiency.

  • 1 September 2011
    R&D, Technology

      With the wind industry moving toward larger wind turbine platforms in the future, GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Company, today announced it has begun work on the first phase of a 2-year, $3 million project from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a next generation wind turbine […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    ORE Catapult is looking to procure a Power Analyser System to be used in the 15MW wind turbine and 3MW marine drivetrain test facilities in Blyth, which will link into the Grid Emulation System (eGrid) to allow the measurement of current and voltage usage from the eGrid system.

  • 20 July 2012
    Business & Finance

      GE announced today that it will reorganize its Energy business into three standalone businesses effective in the fourth quarter of 2012. The Energy headquarters organizational layer will be phased out by the end of 2012. This change will speed decision making, reduce layers and decrease cost. GE Energy Infrastructure includes approximately 100,000 employees and […]

  • 10 April 2017
    R&D, Technology

    GE Energy Power Conversion UK has been awarded a contract by ORE Catapult to design, supply, deliver, install, test and commission a Grid Emulation System including cabling and containment at ORE Catapult’s test facility in Blyth, UK.