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GE has opened what it dubs the Global Wind Turbine Drivetrain Repair Innovation Lab at the site of the company's Power Generation Repair Technology Center in Albany, N.Y.

According to GE, the facility is equipped with advanced technologies to support fast development and innovation for repairs to the wind turbine's gearbox and rotor, creating a lab environment to simulate and solve problems that previously had to be worked on more than 100 meters in the air and at remote sites.

"This is the first facility of its kind dedicated to developing repair technologies and capabilities that reduce the lifecycle cost of wind turbines,” says Andy Holt, GE’s general manager of global wind projects and services. “Albany was an ideal location for the facility with its close proximity to GE's renewable energy headquarters, the GE Energy Learning Center, as well as the existing Repair Technologies Center. It is uniquely positioned for collaboration with the field, design engineering, training and product service teams."




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