Vestas and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind change setup on Isle of Wight to make room for future offshore expansion
News release from Vestas Wind Systems A/S and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Aarhus, 20 September
As part of their firm commitment to the UK wind market and their presence on the Isle of Wight, Vestas is relocating its testing related activities at West Medina Mills to the nearby St. Cross facility on Isle of Wight to make room for future expansion under consideration by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
“Our facilities on the Isle of Wight are an important part of our global footprint, and the relocation of some of our activities on the island to make way for future offshore wind expansion underlines our long-term commitment to the community and the growth of the UK wind energy sector,” says John Rimmer, Vestas Technology UK Managing Director.
“With Vestas moving their blade, bearing and material testing to St. Cross, we are now considering how MHI Vestas can take full advantage of the West Medina Mills facility for offshore blade production,” said James Luter, MHI Vestas Director of Blade Production.
The relocation work begins this week. Some Vestas staff will remain at West Medina Mills.
Vestas currently employs 130 people at Isle of Wight.
For more information, please contact:
External Communications, Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Tel: +45 4181 3922
Communications & Press Officer, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Tel: +45 2575 0427
About MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S 50% and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50%. The company’s focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to create sustainable value through offshore wind power by driving capital and operating savings and increasing the power output of wind turbines. An innovative force in offshore wind since its inception in 2014, the company is guided by its founding principles of collaboration, trust, technology and commitment. For more information, see www.mhivestasoffshore.com or follow @MHIVestas on Twitter.
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 92 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 78 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 23,900 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
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