Netherlands

Netherlands

MHI Vestas plans Dutch pre-assembly plant

NETHERLANDS: MHI Vestas will build a pre-assembly facility at the Dutch port of Vlissingen to support offshore wind development in the North Sea.

Port of Vlissingen in the Netherlands is well placed to support North Sea wind development
Port of Vlissingen in the Netherlands is well placed to support North Sea wind development

An agreement signed with BOW Terminal provides MHI Vestas with 200,000 square metres to establish the facility, which will create around 50 local jobs.

"With our dedicated facilities close to the North Sea, virtually no tidal restrictions, and with excellent hinterland connections, we are positioned extremely well for North Sea offshore wind projects," said BOW Terminal managing director Ludolf Reijntjes.

"Establishing this facility further demonstrates our long-term commitment to the Dutch offshore wind market, and will expand our expertise in the region," said Bo Bjerregaard, director of global pre-assembly and logistics at MHI Vestas.

Production at the Vlissingen facility will start in late 2018, with Eneco’s nearby 400MW Norther project the first to benefit. 

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