GE Renewable Energy (GERE) has formally signed off on plans to open an offshore wind turbine factory in the Chinese province of Guangdong, to take on a wider Asian market expected by most analysts to grow to over 40GW by the end of the next decade.

The facility, being built on Jieyang’s Offshore Wind Cluster industrial park, is slated to begin manufacturing the OEM’s 12MW Haliade-X, as