Following the announcement of its first U.S. office in January, MHI Vestas officially commemorated the opening of its new Boston location with a celebration this week, which included Massachusetts State Representative, Patricia Haddad, and MHI Vestas CEO, Philippe Kavafyan.
“Choosing Boston, and now opening the office, shows MHI Vestas’ commitment to the U.S. offshore wind market and to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Philippe Kavafyan. “We feel this is the right location to deliver on Vineyard Wind, the first large-scale, commercial offshore wind project in the U.S., and to contribute to future projects in the region.”
The new office, located at the Cambridge Innovation Center (50 Milk Street), will be led by Jason Folsom, MHI Vestas U.S. National Sales Director. The company has already hired its first staff members at the new location and will continue expanding for the foreseeable future.
“By MHI Vestas establishing a presence in the Commonwealth, they show a firm commitment to partnering with those of us working to grow this new Massachusetts industry,” said Representative Haddad.
The office opening comes as the offshore wind OEM advances toward installation of its V164-9.5 MW turbines at Vineyard Wind, the U.S. market’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project.