Aarhus, Denmark/London, England
August 30, 2018
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind announced on August 30th that it has appointed wind industry stalwart Mr. Julian Brown to the position of UK country manager.
The move reflects the increasing importance of the United Kingdom’s offshore wind market and signifies a deepening commitment from MHI Vestas to strengthen its presence.
“MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has built a strong presence in the UK over the past four years, having created over 500 jobs in manufacturing, construction and services. We plan to expand further and are delighted to see Julian joining our team,” said Philippe Kavafyan CEO at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. “The appointment of Julian Brown as our UK country manager is another milestone in our company’s history in the UK. Julian brings almost 20 years of dedicated wind experience and an extensive business and industrial network which will significantly accelerate our deployment in the UK.”
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.
Julian Brown Bio
Julian Brown started his career in aerospace and went on to run businesses in the electronics and aircraft industries. He entered the wind industry in 2000 and established the Isle of Wight blades manufacturing facility for NEG Micon (now Vestas). He was co-founder of leading wind industry consultancy BVG Associates and became head of AREVA Wind in the UK in 2011. Most recently he co-founded 8.2Aarufield, a technical consultancy and part of the 8.2Group. He was a board member and Chairman of trade association RenewableUK for six years. Julian is a Non Executive Director of Tekmar plc and 3Sun Group.