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GE’s Biggest Wind Turbine Generator Blade Touring across Germany

June 20, 2013

  • GE Blade Tour from Flensburg to Munich: Wind Turbine Blade of 60 Meters in Length Travels across Germany
  • GE ”Energiewende” Events Will be Held Together with the Technical Universities of the Destination Cities of Berlin and Munich

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY/BERLIN—June 20, 2013—An impressive 60 meters in length and a symbol for the next generation of intelligent wind turbines, today GE (NYSE: GE) is sending a blade from its new 2.5-120 wind turbine on a tour across Germany. By heavy load transport, the massive component is travelling from Flensburg via GE Renewable Energy’s European headquarters in Salzbergen and the technical universities in Berlin and Munich to its first nationwide commercial installation near Nürnberg.

On June 24, 2013, the blade will be arriving in Berlin where, for one day, people will have the chance to gaze at it right in front of the Technical University (TU) on the “Straße des 17. Juni.” Together with the TU, GE will organize the symposium “Close Up on the Energiewendeand welcome high-ranking guests such as Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Peter Altmaier, as well as Prime Minister of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil, to discuss the future role of wind energy as a driver for the German “Energiewende.”

“Onshore wind energy could contribute even more substantially to make the Energiewende a success than it does today,” said Cliff Harris, general manager of Europe for GE’s Renewable Energy business. “Our new intelligent wind turbine 2.5-120 is technically equipped to achieve this. It utilizes the Industrial Internet to guarantee maximum efficiency and yield even in low-wind regions.”

At the blade’s next stop in Munich, another wind energy event, set up by GE and the “Chair for Wind Energy” of the Technical University of Munich will be held on June 27, 2013. The following day the blade will travel on to its final destination Nürnberg.

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