GE will construct two new production plants in New York, US, subject to securing enough volume of orders from the ongoing solicitation for up to 4.6 GW of offshore wind. It is collaborating with Carver Companies, a general and marine construction firm, to construct the planned factories at their Port of Coeymans site. The new manufacturing units are claimed to back the US state's local community through jobs and positive economic effect and make it offshore wind production hub. GE's arm, LM Wind Power, is set to establish an advanced unit to generate offshore wind turbine blades, subject to obtaining enough order volume. The turbine blades factory would create nearly 650 direct jobs, almost 900 additional indirect jobs, and more than 500 construction jobs. Roughly 35% of the direct jobs will be reserved for disadvantaged communities, and the plant would create millions of dollars economic benefits. GE Vernova, GE's portfolio of energy businesses, will establish an advanced plant to generate nacelles, housing the production components of a wind turbine. The unit would create nearly 220 direct jobs, almost 500 indirect jobs, and around 500 construction jobs, along with millions of dollars of related economic benefit. GE has engaged 24 educational institutions and reached 15 Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with New York entities, to back the programme. The two new plants would prepare components for the next generation of its Haliade-X offshore wind turbine. Original Source: NS Energy, http://www.nsenergybusiness.com.