Aarhus, June 19, 2017

His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan Visits MHI Vestas Factory in Regional Denmark

MHI Vestas showcases state-of-the-art nacelle factory in Lindø as Denmark and Japan celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations.

In the latest of what will be a year-long celebration of diplomatic ties between Denmark and Japan, MHI Vestas hosted His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan at the company’s factory in Lindø today.

As a Japanese and Danish joint venture, the offshore wind turbine manufacturer holds a unique perspective on the countries’ diplomatic relationship which extends to the royal families.

The amicable relationship between the Japanese Imperial Family and the Danish Royal Family is an important tie between the two nations and plays a significant role in the relationship between Denmark and Japan.

Jens Tommerup, CEO of MHI Vestas, said, “We are very honored to host His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan at our factory in Lindø. Being a Japanese and Danish joint venture, MHI Vestas is the embodiment of the strong ties between Denmark and Japan. It is an extraordinary privilege to be part of the celebration marking 150 years of diplomatic relations between our two countries.”

During the factory visit, His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan was warmly received by Japanese and Danish executives of the company, toured the nacelle manufacturing area and also climbed inside a nacelle for an up-close look at the turbine’s technological components.

Tetsushi Mizuno, Co-CEO of MHI Vestas, said, “MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is humbled by the visit of His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan. A visit such as this is a proud occasion for everyone in our company and also for our parent companies, Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. We were very grateful to represent MHI Vestas and the offshore wind industry on this historic visit.”

The royal visit comes as MHI Vestas continues to personify the power of international partnership with parent companies Vestas and Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

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For further information, contact:
Michael Morris
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Tel: +45 8844 8950
mijmo@mhivestasoffshore.com

About the V164-9.5 MW Turbine
• 9.5 MW rated power, with an optimal rotor to generator ratio
• One turbine can power 8,300 UK homes
• Redesigned gearbox and cooling system upgrades from the V164-9.0 MW
• 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
• Approximate tip height of 187 m
• Reduces operational and maintenance costs by enabling customers to run fewer, larger turbines
• World record production by a single wind turbine of 216 MWh in 24-hour period (December 2016)

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.