General Electric buys UK wind turbine firm

US firm General Electric (GE) has bought a UK wind turbine blade company for an undisclosed amount. Blade Dynamics aims to reduce the cost of electricity generation of new and increasingly bigger wind turbines – particularly for offshore installations. It claims it has the potential “to radically transform the blade manufacturing process”. The firm, which has been […]

Blade factory “marks start of Hull wind industry”

Building began at a new wind turbine factory in Hull today. Energy Secretary Ed Davey was on hand to break ground at Hull’s Alexandra Dock, when he claimed it “marks the beginning of a new industry based here and exporting worldwide.” Engineering firm Siemens will make blades for wind turbines in the new factory which is on the […]