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3 November 2016 Business & Finance

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' Tetsushi Mizuno has been appointed a new Co-CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between MHI and Vestas. Mizuno will replace Jin Kato, who will stay on as a senior advisor to the company for the next six months before reassuming a senior role at MHI in Japan. Mizuno comes from a position […]

1 November 2016 Business & Finance

MHI Vestas has announced 70 new jobs created in the Solent Region as the company is increasing production staff at its blade production facility on the Isle of Wight. Economic impact of MHI Vestas’ Blade Production facility in the last 12 months has been £135 million of economic output to the UK economy, supporting over 380 direct and […]

11 October 2016 Wind Farm Update

French floating foundations designer Ideol will use a 2MW Vestas V80 wind turbine for the Floatgen project, the first of its kind in French waters, the company told Offshore WIND. ''The V80 wind turbine has effectively been delivered at Saint-Nazaire in June. The floating foundation construction is progressing well and, according to our initial planning, the […]

7 October 2016 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is making a maximum use of its Burbo Bank Extension load-out and pre-assembly site at the Belfast Harbour today. The Belfast Harbour has shared images of three vessels being loaded by components which will make up some of the 32 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines to be installed at the site […]

3 October 2016 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has shared a video showing an overview of activities at the Belfast Harbour which serves as the pre-assembly site and the load-out port for the Burbo Bank Extension project. The video shows the arrival of the main components of the 32 V164-8.0 MW wind turbines, the first of which was recently installed at the […]

27 September 2016 Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received an order from Vattenfall-owned company, Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd, to supply turbines and services for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, in the UK. MHI Vestas will deliver eleven V164-8.0MW turbines, which will be the first to be able to power up to […]

27 September 2016 Wind Farm Update

LEEDCo, the developer of North America's first freshwater offshore wind farm, has decided it will use six MHI Vestas Offshore Wind's (MVOW's) 3.45MW wind turbines for its Icebreaker project. When asked by Offshore WIND about the decision to switch from Siemens 3MW turbines, Lorry Wagner, President of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), said: "MVOW is our preferred supplier for Icebreaker, but […]

27 September 2016 Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas has been appointed as the preferred supplier of V164-8.0 MW turbines for the 252MW Deutsche Bucht project in Germany. The preferred supplier award includes a 15-year full scope service package, maximising the power production on site, MHI Vestas said. Albert Jochems, CEO of Deutsche Bucht said: "We are pleased with the process and […]

14 September 2016 Vessels

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a contract with Vroon Offshore Services for the supply of offshore logistics support, accommodation and walk-to-work services during construction of DONG Energy’s Walney Extension West offshore wind project. Vroon will deploy its newbuilding subsea-support vessel VOS Start, which provides accommodation and work space for up to 60 client personnel. The […]

8 August 2016

According to Navigant Research's new Leaderboard report, Vestas, GE Energy, Siemens, and Gamesa are the leading wind turbine manufacturers in terms of strategy and execution. The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Global Wind Turbine Vendors, examines the strategy and execution of 12 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that are active in the global wind turbine market. The […]

14 July 2016 Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected as a preferred supplier of wind turbines for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited (AOWFL), the company behind the project consisting of Vattenfall and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), has nominated MHI Vestas to supply the V164-8.0 MW turbines. Boskalis has been named the preferred […]

7 July 2016

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received an order from Vattenfall to supply 49 V164-8.0MW turbines that have been optimised for the 406MW Horns Rev 3 project, utilising a power mode to be able to deliver a maximum output of 8.3MW. The contract also includes a five year full scope service contract to optimise power production. MHI […]

9 June 2016

Due to an accelerated order pipeline for V164-8.0 MW projects, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is ramping up blade manufacturing capacity in Nakskov, Denmark, to supplement its lead blade factory on the Isle of Wight, UK, where production has been ongoing since mid-2015.  Previously, the factory in Nakskov was used by Vestas to produce blades for both offshore […]

7 June 2016 Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received an order from EDF Energy Renewables for five V164-8.0 MW turbines to be installed at the 41.5 MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project. The V164-8.0 MW turbines – rated with a capacity of 8MW – have been optimised for the project, utilising a power mode to be able to deliver […]

2 June 2016 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Vattenfall have signed a contract for the supply V164-8.0 MW turbines to Denmark’s 400 MW Horns Rev 3 project, which is set to produce the world’s cheapest offshore wind power, the turbine maker said. The contract was signed following Vattenfall's announcement of the final investment decision to construct the 400 MW […]

2 June 2016

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier appointed Casper Toft as its new Managing Director this week.  Toft comes from the position of Sales Director for MHI Vestas Offshore. He was working for seven years in business development, sales and marketing at Vestas Offshore. Toft was also involved in the commercial launch of the 8MW platform and was the key account director for […]

24 May 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Training & Education

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has sent two members of its executive management team to New Orleans to share the lessons learnt from over two decades of experience in erecting offshore wind farms in Europe with their American colleagues during the WINDPOWER 2016 conference organised by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The offshore market in the US is on […]

4 May 2016 Technology, Wind Farm Update

ABB has received an order from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for 40 special transformers to equip the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines that will form DONG Energy's Walney Extension offshore wind farm. The order is a follow-up of one at the end of 2014 for 32 specialty transformers to equip similar turbines for the Burbo Bank Extension […]

28 April 2016 Business & Finance

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Vestas will both continue to have 50 per cent stake in their joint venture dedicated to the development and supply of offshore wind turbines. Namely, when the companies teamed up to serve the offshore wind industry in 2013, they agreed on equity ownership ratios of 50 per cent for each of them, with […]

26 April 2016

Danish Energy and Climate Minister, Lars Christian Lilleholt, yesterday officially inaugurated the 16MW Måde project in Denmark, featuring the first MHI Vestas' 8MW turbines used in commercial operation. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind delivered the two turbines to European Energy A/S, which developed the Måde project in the port of Esbjerg in cooperation with their local partner […]

21 April 2016 R&D, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind have jointly installed a V164-8.0 MW wind turbine test tower and foundation onshore to test several installation and commissioning procedures, and to act as a critical training tool before the commencement of Burbo Bank Extension offshore installation. In order to further test installation and commissioning procedures, the interfaces […]

17 March 2016 Ports & Logistics

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has leased additional area at the Port of Esbjerg to accommodate pre-assembly and shipment of offshore wind turbine components. The company moved into the new East Port in 2013, and carried out five projects from the facility since then. With growing operations, MHI Vestas decided to double its lease at the port. The total space […]

16 March 2016

The engineering company BIIR has developed and supplied new equipment for the assembly of nacelles of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind's 8MW turbine.  In connection with MHI Vestas' sale of offshore wind turbines, BIIR has developed various mounting wagons, which ensure that cases of the turbine nacelles can be placed correctly. The assembly takes place in Lindø Industrial Park, which […]

18 February 2016 Wind Farm Update

Belgian Norther offshore wind project is advancing as the developer selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred supplier of wind turbines. Norther NV, a joint venture between Eneco and Elicio NV, informed this morning that it had appointed MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as its preferred supplier for the V164-8 MW wind turbines and is now negotiating on […]

12 February 2016 R&D, Technology

MHI Vestas' V164-8.0 MW wind turbine has been installed in Måde at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. In July 2015, European Energy A/S ordered two V164-8.0 MW turbines from MHI Vestas to install them on land as part of a project developed in cooperation with the local partner BMC Energi. The project will test installation methods and O&M procedures of the […]

12 February 2016

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has recently posted several photos showing some of its 43 V112-3.0MW turbines installed at the 129MW Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. The wind farm is situated some 23 kilometres off the coast of Zandvoort and Noordwijk and has been in full operation mode since September 2015. The wind turbines were installed on monopile […]