November 25, 2019
220 MW Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm will be the first in Asia Pacific to feature MHI Vestas’ V174-9.5 MW turbines.
MHI Vestas has confirmed that its flagship V174-9.5 MW was selected as the preferred turbine for the Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm.
Hibikinada is the first awarded, commercial-scale project to be announced in Japan, the strongest signal to date that the Japanese offshore wind market is rapidly stirring to life.
“It is a great honour for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to be confirmed as preferred wind turbine supplier for the Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm off the southwest coast of Japan,” said MHI Vestas CEO, Philippe Kavafyan. “Relying on our strong parent company, MHI, we will bring our flagship V174-9.5 MW technology and recognized offshore wind experience to serve Japan’s ambitious renewable energy development plans.”
Once installed, the project will feature the most powerful wind turbines operating in Japan.
The landmark project will be developed by Hibiki Wind Energy, a consortium of five partners who have the ambition to build a new energy infrastructure in Japan to advance the country’s renewable energy transition.
MHI Vestas, which has established a local entity in Tokyo to manage construction and service activities in Japan, looks to build on its lineage with parent company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, as it accelerates activity in the market.
For further information contact:
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 www.mhivestasoffshore.com or follow @MHIVestas on Twitter.
MHI Vestas in Japan
• Local Entity: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Japan
• Office Address: 16-5 Konan 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075, Japan
• Entity established: April 2018
• Staff functions: Construction and service
• Announced projects in Japan:
o Preferred wind turbine supplier for 220 MW Hibikinada (V174-9.5 MW turbines)
Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm
• Developer: Hibiki Wind Energy
• Shareholders of Hibiki Wind Energy:
o Kyuden Mirai Energy Co., Inc.
o Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-Power)
o Hokutaku Renewable Energy Service
o Saibu Gas Co., Ltd.
o Kyudenko Corporation
• Location: off coast of Kitakyushu, southwest Japan
• Project capacity: 220 MW
• Turbines: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (V174-9.5 MW)