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Rotterdam GE's wind turbine plans move forward

The turbine produces nearly one-third of the resort's power with 50 to 60 percent of its production capabilities coming in Jiminy Peak's busy winter skiing months.

Officials are unsure how much the Rotterdam project will cost, but the tower ties in with November's expansion of GE's wind turbine business.

The $39 million expansion of its Renewables Global Headquarters is anticipated to bring about 750 high paying jobs to the region within a few years.

According to Smith, GE has been increasing its sales of wind turbines nationwide. Earlier this month, the company completed a giant $2 billion sale of 667 wind turbines to oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens, owner of Texas-based Mesa LLP.

"He plans to build the world's largest wind farm in the Texas Panhandle," said Smith.""

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