MHI Vestas, a manufacturer of offshore wind turbines, has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade body which represents the global wind industry.
“We are delighted that MHI Vestas is coming on board,” said incoming GWEC CEO Ben Backwell. “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.”
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.
“More nations than ever before are recognizing offshore wind as an affordable, reliable, large-scale source of clean energy,” explained Philippe Kavafyan, CEO of MHI Vestas. “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.”
GWEC is a member-based organization that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organizations and institutions in more than 90 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies.