Lindø, November 7, 2017
Today, MHI Vestas will host Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Energy Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt, and Mayor Hans Luunbjerg for factory tour and discussion of the Danish offshore wind energy market.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind executives will meet today with the Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the Energy Minister, Lars Christian Lilleholt, and the Mayor of Kerteminde, Hans Luunbjerg, at the company’s growing nacelle factory in Lindø.
The visit comes after the company has hired 284 new employees at industrial facilities across regional Denmark since March 2017, including Lindø, a blade manufacturing facility in Nakskov, and new power converter module assembly site in Esbjerg.
MHI Vestas Chief Executive Officer, Jens Tommerup, said, “We are very proud to host the Danish Prime Minister and other distinguished guests today at our factory. The highly skilled men and women who are employed at our production facilities throughout regional Denmark are a big part of Denmark’s success in offshore wind – an industry that is becoming increasingly global.”
MHI Vestas’ job growth in regional Denmark this year came as a result of tremendous demand for the turbine manufacturer’s V164 platform, which has a current power rating of 9.5 MW, the most powerful turbine in the world. The employment surge also reflects the company’s commitment to highly-skilled, local, manufacturing jobs and to the economic development of those regions.
The high-level visit to Lindø comes against the backdrop of recent offshore wind developments in the US and across Asia as major market entrants adopt offshore wind technologies and lay the groundwork for local supply chains, rapidly transforming the sector from a Northern European hub into a burgeoning global industry.
For further information contact:
Berit Rode Andersen
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Tel: +45 3022 6003
Vestas Wind Systems
Tel: +45 4181 3922
• Press is invited to attend
• Location: MHI Vestas Nacelle Factory at the Port of Lindø (Kystvejen 100, 5330 Munkebo, Denmark)
• All press must arrive at the main gate no later than 16.20 DK time, November 7. There is a bus that will escort all press members to the factory, leaving the main gate at 16.30 sharp
• An event briefing will be provided on the bus en route to the factory
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.