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350 tons and 8 meters in diameter, these nacelles are powerhouses, literally. They contain the generator, hub and control systems of the GE Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines destined for Merkur offshore wind farm. Photographer @finn shot five finished nacelles as they awaited shipment to the port in the Netherlands where they met the other turbine components for the first time. Nearly 2 million pieces and more than 400 workers constructed the 66 nacelles headed to Merkur. Check out our Story for a closer look at this phase of the #WindCycle.
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Here’s just one step in the nacelle phase of a GE Haliade 150-6MW #WINDCYCLE: building the hub. In progress here, the hub is where the blades attach to the nacelle. The pitch bearing within the hub can adjust the angle of the blades based on the wind conditions—useful for generating efficient energy from fast-changing winds at sea. Once the project is complete, 66 of these nacelles will operate at Merkur offshore wind farm, generating enough power for around 500,000 homes. Head to our Story for more behind-the-scenes of how we captured the Saint-Nazaire facility in action. Photo by @finn

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Second stop in the Haliade 150-6MW #WindCycle: building the nacelles at the Saint-Nazaire facility. The nacelles shelter the beating heart, so to speak, of the turbine—housing the generator, rotor and some 30,000 other components that help the turbine generate energy. Tune in later this week to see how the nacelles came to life. Photo by @nk7
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After they were sanded, painted and polished, the blades completed the production phase of the #WindCycle. Photographer @nk7 captured an aerial view of the finished blades, ready for shipment and installation at Merkur offshore wind farm. Longer blades means the offshore turbines can reach stronger and steadier winds. These giants laid back-to-back reach almost two football fields long. Head to our Story for more fun facts.
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The 241-foot blades that attach to our Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines are an engineer’s work of art. Once the blades take their shape through the molding process, we sand them to prep for a special paint that adds an extra layer of protection to the blades’ surface. Then, the blades are ready for the final finishing. Swipe through to see more, and head to our Story for a behind-the-scenes look at how we captured this phase of the #WindCycle. Photos by @nicanorgarcia

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First stop in the Haliade 150-6MW #WindCycle: blade production. At the @lmwindpower facility in Castellón, Spain, we made the 198 blades that will eventually spin at Merkur offshore wind farm. Each blade is 241 feet long and 27 tons, helping the turbine generate 6MW of energy. Photographer @nicanorgarcia captured a worker finishing the surface of a blade.

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How does a GE Haliade 150-6MW wind turbine come to life? Welcome to #WindCycle. Over the next few weeks, we’ll explore the engineering and manufacturing that brought the Haliade 150-6MW turbines to Merkur offshore wind farm. When complete, Merkur will house 66 Haliade 150-6MWs in the North Sea, capable of powering around 500,000 homes with sustainable energy. Swipe through for a sneak peek at what you’ll see—from the sites where we built the blades and nacelles to the port where the completed components readied for shipment. Tune in throughout April to follow their journey. Photos by @nicanorgarcia, @finn, @nk7
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A closeup of one of the twenty mobile TM2500 gas turbines in Lombok, Indonesia. Derived from our CF6 aircraft engine, the TM2500 takes only 10 minutes to reach full power. Combined, these turbines deliver 500MW to nearly 4 million homes across Indonesia.
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A #droneseyeview of one of the GE wind turbines spinning in Germany’s Swabian-Franconian Forest. Each turbine stands 584 feet, nearly twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty. The concrete circular container at the base of the turbine can hold 1.6 million gallons of water, helping the turbine function like a giant battery. Head to the link in our bio for an inside look at this turbine's unique power generation process. Image credit: Max Bögl Wind AG, shot by photographer Reinhard Mederer
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Peeking through the base of a GE Haliade wind turbine at its neighbors. Photographer @twheat captures this unique angle of three of the five massive Haliades at Block Island Wind Farm. Together, the five turbines support 90% of Block Island’s energy demands, powering over 17,000 homes.

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Not your typical office view. A worker overlooks Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm from the top of a GE wind turbine. Europe’s largest operational wind farm, Fântânele-Cogealac Wind generates 600 megawatts of energy in Romania. Photo by @seenewphoto
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61 GE turbines dot this mountainous landscape in British Columbia, Canada. Part of the Meikle Wind project, these turbines help generate 180 megawatts of renewable electricity, enough to power more than 50,000 homes. But these turbines are not all the same—two different models match local wind conditions to capture energy more efficiently.

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