MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is opening an office in Boston, Massachusetts, which will act as the company’s U.S. headquarters.
The news follows MHI Vestas’ recent contract as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project.
The U.S. headquarters, which will officially open in the coming weeks, will initially focus on sales and strategy as the company develops a local footprint for projects in the region.
“We believe that the US offshore wind industry is starting a prosperous journey, and we are committed to working with our partners to contribute with our latest technology and experience to the transformation of the energy sector. Our office in Boston is our first step before establishing an actual supply chain,” said MHI Vestas Co-CEO Lars Bondo Krogsgaard.
The new office will be led by Jason Folsom, the company’s U.S. National Sales Director.
Once the turbine supply order for Vineyard Wind is confirmed, MHI Vestas said it will ramp up the process of local hiring and supply chain investment to support the project as it nears the construction phase.
According to MHI Vestas, the office demonstrates a long-term commitment to Massachusetts, advancing the state’s lead in the U.S. offshore sector.
“Vineyard Wind is very proud that our competitive bid for cost-effective offshore wind generation is bringing the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbines to Massachusetts and we applaud the decision of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to establish its North American headquarters here in the Commonwealth,” said Lars Pedersen, CEO of Vineyard Wind.
“By delivering new jobs, innovation and locally produced carbon-free energy, Vineyard Wind and MHI Vestas are setting the stage for a new industry in the Bay State.”
Vineyard Wind will feature MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines located 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.
The project, being developed jointly by Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, will enter construction this year.