The launch of new business, which is expected to expand GE’s reach in Latin America, and Europe, follows a recently acquired power and grid businesses from Alstom.

GE expects the new business to expand its footprint to more than 30,000 turbines worldwide and boost installed base by approximately 50% in Europe.

Renewable Energy CEO and president Jérôme Pécresse said: "With the creation of our new business, GE now has one of the world’s largest renewable energy footprints, and our goal is to help drive the wind industry forward by drawing on the shared expertise of two innovative companies."

The company acquired Alstom’s power and grid businesses in a €12.35bn deal recently following securing regulatory approval in more than 20 countries and regions.

GE onshore wind unit president and CEO Anne McEntee said: "The Alstom deal helps us gain local experience in key growth regions, and we will be extending our services capabilities to a broader group of customers across the newly combined fleet."

The new business unit also added Haliade turbine technology into the portfolio which has significant orders with EDF in France.

The technology has also been selected for the Merkur offshore project in Germany and the Block Island offshore wind project in the US.

GE offshore wind unit president and CEO Anders Soe-Jensen said: "Offshore wind is a challenging industry, but we believe the market has real potential."

Separately, the new company has launched a new family of 3MW wind turbines at the European Wind Energy Association’s 2015 Annual Event in Paris.

The two new onshore models in the 3.4-130 and 3.4-137 categories are designed to address the complexities of European wind conditions.

Image: GE’s new business is expected to help expand its footprint to more than 30,000 turbines worldwide. Photo: courtesy of General Electric.