Today the joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Vestas Wind Systems was launched.

The Board of Directors of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind consists of representatives from both companies chaired by Masafumi Wani, Chairman of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe, Ltd. The Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors is Vestas CEO Anders Runevad.

The management team in MHI Vestas Offshore Wind consists of:

Chief Executive Officer: Jens Tommerup
Co-Chief Executive Officer: Jin Kato
Chief Financial Officer: Takao Arai
Chief Sales Officer: Uffe Vinther-Schou
Chief Operations Officer: Flemming Ougaard
Chief Strategy Officer: Masato Yamada
Chief Technical Officer: Torben Hvid Larsen
Deputy Chief Technical Officer: Masahide Umaya

The joint venture is responsible for the design, further development, procurement, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and service related to the V164-8.0 MW turbine as well as all marketing, sales and after-sales service related to offshore wind.

Vestas and MHI have transferred a total of 380 employees to the new entity, which is owned equally by the parent companies. The joint venture will be headquartered at Dusager 4 in Aarhus, Denmark.