GE Renewable Energy insists it has options to mitigate and move past a major patent case setback to its Haliade-X offshore wind turbine, as a leading intellectual property expert says a likely US junction against the OEM's flagship machine could cost it “tens of millions of dollars”.

GE in court documents claims that it could redesign the Haliade-X to avoid breaching Siemens Gamesa IP at a cost far below the $30,000 per megawatt royalties awarded to its rival by a jury in a federal court in the state of Massachusetts – and even has a “fully feasible...