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GE Renewable Energy: 2019 Highlights

otal orders of $16.9B up 10% for year; Backlog up 16% for year to over $27.5B

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2019 Highlights

  • Total orders of $16.9B up 10% for year; Backlog up 16% for year to over $27.5B
  • Signed offshore wind commitments for nearly 5 GW:
  • Announced over 1,000 MW of orders for Cypress platform turbines, GE Renewable Energy’s most powerful onshore wind turbine featuring a unique two-piece blade design from LM Wind Power
  • Pledged to be 100 percent carbon neutral as
    GE Renewable Energy by end of 2020
  • Reorganized business to include Grid Solutions, de-layered Onshore Wind to get closer to customers, and added a Hybrids business to serve this promising segment

Progress on strategic goals

On Track to Commercialize Haliade-X by 2021

  • Our prototype unit in Rotterdam has been successfully been installed and is now generating electricity. We have started doing the testing needed to obtain its Type Certificate

Growing Services Business

  • Revenues from Services, including repower kits, across the Renewable Energy portfolio were above $3B for TY19, up 7% year-over-year

Delivering for Onshore Wind Customers

  • Delivered approximately 1,550 total turbines and repower kits in 4Q, our biggest quarter of deliveries in history
  • Generated 3,100 MW of sales in Q4 worldwide, up 36 % year over year. Total year sales of over 9,500 MW up 40% year over year

Growing globally


  • Announced that GE has secured 1,215 MW onshore wind orders or commitments in 2019 in China, enough to power the equivalent of 850,000 homes 


  • Selected to supply 26 Cypress onshore wind turbines to the 143 MW Blåbergsliden wind farm, the second project in Sweden to use Cypress platform turbines
  • Will provide 25 Cypress onshore wind turbines and 20 years of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for EDF Renewables’ Ventos da Bahia wind farm in Brazil
  • Chosen by EDF Renewables and ESB to supply the two electrical substations, plus electrical design work for the 450 MW NnG offshore wind project in the Scottish North Sea
  • Completed the next major milestone in the Champa-Kurukshetra ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) project in India, allowing for the transmission of 4,500 MW of electricity, more than any other link in the country
  • Connected first fish-friendly Bulb turbine of the Don Sahong hydropower plant in Lao PDR to the grid

Engineering Award-Winning Technology


  • The Haliade-X was recognized by TIME magazine as one of the top 100 inventions of 2019 in the Sustainability category
  • LM Wind Power designed the first-ever blade beyond 100 meters in length, the 107meter blade for the Haliade-X that won the 2019 gold medal for innovation in blades from Wind Power Monthly.


  • Popular Science magazine hailed GE’s 2.5-120 onshore turbine, one of the company’s most popular wind turbine models, as one of the twenty biggest discoveries of the decade
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