MHI-Vestas JV has exclusivity for offshore market – officials

Vestas’ Jens Tommerup, right, chief executive of the joint venture, pours MHI wind boss Jin Kato a glass of water at the press conference in Copenhagen

In harmony: Vestas’ Jens Tommerup, right, CEO of the joint venture, pours MHI wind boss Jin Kato a glass of water

Officials from Mitsubishi and Vestas have emphasised that their offshore joint venture has exclusivity clauses that prevent either parent company from participating in the offshore wind turbine market on their own behalf.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries wind turbine division general manager Jin Kato told Recharge in Frankfurt that all activities to do with the offshore wind turbine business will be incorporated into the joint venture, including existing technology alliance agreements with UK utility SSE.

“MHI has wider agreements with SSE,” says Kato, “but anything to do with wind turbines will go to the joint venture.” MHI has a technology alliance with SSE that included developing its Sea Angel at SSE’s test site in Hunterston and supplying turbines to some of SSE’s projects.

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