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GE hails 2GW of US wind turbine orders so far in 2019

US OEM reports 728MW of turbine sales, mostly for 2MW machines, amid 'unprecedented onshore demand'

GE Renewable Energy has logged orders in the US totalling over 2GW in the first five months of the year, the company reports.

The 728 turbine sales, most of which are for GE’s 2MW machines, are expected to take the platform to a total installed capacity in the country of more than 15GW by year-end.

“This is a time of unprecedented growth and demand for the onshore wind industry in the US,” said Vikas Anand, CEO of the company’s US onshore wind business.

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According to the American Wind Energy Association, a record 3.5GW of orders were in the pipeline as of the end of 2018, a 23% increase over 2017.

GE held top position in the OEM table in the US last year, supplying over 3GW of capacity, 40% of all onshore wind installed nationwide.

The company began 2019 in the red as a series of factors drove it to a $162m loss in the first quarter, although it expects an improved performance this quarter and especially in the second half.

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