Mitsubishi firm on US wind market as downturn looms

Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas (MPSA) intends to hang tough in what promises to be a weak US utility-scale wind turbine market for several years starting in 2013, by focusing on product support while retaining a skilled workforce to position itself for an eventual rebound, a senior executive tells Recharge.

“The support business will carry us through,” says Harm Toren, vice president and chief strategic officer for maintenance, who is based at MPSA headquarters in California. The Japanese company is servicing several thousand of its own 600kW, 1MW and 2.4MW wind turbines.

It offers a full range of service programmes including those that are completely customized to meet requirements of individual customers.

Like all turbine vendors here, MPSA is trying to plot a way forward in 2013 amid industry concern that the outgoing Congress will either renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) Log in to read complete article.

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