Aarhus, June 12, 2017


The charter between MHI Vestas and United Wind Logistics (UWL) includes a full package of engineering services making MHI Vestas’ operations more flexible and efficient.

Proudly bearing the MHI Vestas logo for the first time, the specialized vessel Vestvind is now transporting turbine components to Belfast for the Walney Extension wind park off the UK west coast.

In accordance with MHI Vestas’ mission to co-develop offshore wind as an economically viable and sustainable energy resource, the collaboration with United Wind Logistics confirms the goal of being responsible leading players in offshore wind.

MHI Vestas Chief Operations Officer, Flemming Ougaard, said, “This is yet another milestone for our company, we’re very proud to partner with United Wind Logistics in the long term charter of the transport vessel Vestvind. This massive ship not only makes our operations more efficient, but also is powerful evidence of our relentless dedication to driving down the cost of energy.”

Having 100% usage of the vessel Vestvind has distinct implications for MHI Vestas, namely that the vessel fits the high requirements for efficiently transporting the V164 components (blades, nacelles and towers).

United Wind Logistics Managing Director, Lars Rolner, states, “The challenge of developing the most efficient and safe solution for transporting all V164 components, while reducing cost, has been very exciting. The VestVind, as the logistical solution, is the result of our joint efforts and close partnership with MHI Vestas.”

The full package provided by UWL goes well beyond the vessel Vestvind used by MHI Vestas. The industry-leading logistics company specializes in engineering services such as design and procurement of grillage and sea fastening solutions as well as outfitting and operational services such as crewing and bunkering for Vestvind.


For further information contact:

Michael Morris
Press Officer
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Tel: +45 8844 8950


Christoph Puschmann
Ppa / Prokurist
Phone: +49 40 308 5424 76
Mobile: +49 172 676 8537


About the V164-8.0 MW Turbine
• 8 MW rated power, with an optimal rotor to generator ratio
• 80 m blades, the equivalent of nine double decker London buses
• Each blade weighs 35 tonnes
• Swept area of 21,124 m2, larger than the London Eye
• The nacelle is 20 m long, 8 m wide and 8 m high, weighing approximately 390 tonnes
• Approximate hub height of 105 m (Østerild prototype 140 m)
• Approximate tip height of 187 m (Østerild prototype 220 m)
• Reduces operational and maintenance costs by enabling customers to run fewer, larger turbines


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 sole focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to drive down the cost of energy from offshore wind parks by driving capital and operating savings, and increasing output of wind turbines by bringing the best technology to the market. The company is founded on collaboration, and creating powerful partnerships with key stakeholders as the cornerstone of its business model.


About United Wind Logistics
Please visit http://unitedwindlogistics.de/home/