MHI Vestas has US breakthrough

The offshore wind turbine manufacturer is nominated as preferred supplier for an 800 MW project and will begin to establish a local supply chain as soon as the order is confirmed as firm and unconditional.

A clear tendency was tangible at the offshore wind energy conference held in Boston this summer. Many participants came from joint venture consortium Vineyard Wind, which had recently won 800 MW in the Massachusetts tender. MHI Vestas also sent a fair share of people, and there was quite a lot bustle between the two companies' meeting rooms.

A fitting explanation for this has just been announced : Vineyard Wind, owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid, has just nominated MHI Vestas as preferred supplier for the 800 MW project. The Danish-Japanese joint consortium has thereby beaten competitors Siemens Gamesa and General Electric in claiming the title of the first wind turbine manufacturer to supply to a large-scale US offshore wind farm.

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