Offshore wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade body representing the global wind industry.

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Image: MHI Vestas joins GWEC. Photo: Courtesy of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

The company will join GWEC’s board of directors and play an active role in GWEC’s work to open up markets for offshore wind around the world.

GWEC incoming CEO Ben Backwell said: “We are delighted that MHI Vestas is coming on board. Offshore wind, from its origins in Europe is now in a position to become truly global, with exciting new markets opening up in Asia and North America, and potential to spread to other geographies as well.”

MHI Vestas CEO Philippe Kavafyan said: “More nations than ever before are recognising offshore wind as an affordable, reliable, large-scale source of clean energy. At the same time, GWEC has a strong track record of market-making and bridging the diverse interests of emerging markets and the industry.

“So I believe offshore wind will benefit immensely from GWEC focusing its energy in this space. We look forward to our involvement.”

Source: Company Press Release