Aarhus, Denmark/Boston, MA USA

November 28, 2018

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has announced the appointment of Jason Folsom today. Mr. Folsom, a respected offshore wind expert with extensive new market entry experience and a passion for offshore wind in the United States, becomes the company’s first official hire in the US market.

On joining MHI Vestas, Mr. Folsom said, “I have been watching with great interest how MHI Vestas has approached the US market. I feel the company has been very strategic in their approach to the market. No doubt they have a great product for the market and are extremely committed to developing a US footprint once they have visibility on the project side, and that really appealed to me. I think the company is just the tonic for advancing the offshore wind industry in the US.”

“With the appointment of Jason Folsom, we are pleased to welcome one of the most experienced US Offshore Wind industry veterans in our team.” said Philippe Kavafyan, CEO of MHI Vestas. “We believe that the US offshore wind industry is about to start a very exciting journey. We are committed to working with our partners to contribute with our latest technology to the transformation of the Energy sector, particularly in the north eastern states.”

Mr. Folsom joins MHI Vestas after having spent 10 years leading the US offshore wind operations for another turbine manufacturer.

The move follows hot on the heels of MHI Vestas’ announcement of a preferred supplier agreement for the Vineyard Wind Project in Massachusetts and reflects the company’s increasing presence in the US market.


For further information contact:
Michael Morris
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
T: +45 8844 8950

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 mhivestasoffshore.com or follow @MHIVestas on Twitter.

Jason Folsom Bio
With more than 10 years of industry experience, including seven in heading a major turbine manufacturer’s entry into the offshore wind market in the USA, Jason is an offshore wind expert with extensive new market entry experience and a passion for offshore wind in the United States. He holds a deep understanding of US energy markets as they relate to offshore wind, as well as country specific requirements for broad market success. He maintains an extensive network of stakeholders including developers, utilities, federal and state government, offshore contractors, industry consultants, and advocates, which has given him broad knowledge of market-specific development opportunities relating to offshore wind in the US, Canada and the Caribbean. More information can be found at linkedin.com/in/jason-folsom-0581b02