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GE pushes installation of typhoon-proof offshore turbines in Japan

US conglomerate to place bids for 2 Japan projects as net-zero race picks up

GE has designed an offshore wind turbine that can withstand winds blowing up to 205 kph. (Photo courtesy of General Electric Company)

TOKYO -- General Electric, fresh off becoming the first company to win international certification for large offshore wind turbines capable of withstanding typhoons, intends to install the generators off the coasts of Japan and other countries, Nikkei has learned.

The stronger turbines are also expected to expedite the industry's push into Asia, which is more prone than Europe to violent storms.

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