MHI and CIP forge Japanese offshore wind alliance

In: Windfarms
30/07/2020
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have announced a joint venture for the development of offshore wind projects in Hokkaido, Japan.  MHI and CIP are both 50% partners in the venture, and a team from both owners will be established.

MHI has established presence within offshore wind via the joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, which has delivered turbines in Europe and expanding its business to emerging markets in Asia Pacific. As part of its growth strategy, focusing on the entire value chain of the offshore wind power business, MHI has agreed with CIP to participate in the Japan offshore wind market.


CIP is a global fund management company within renewable infrastructure investments established in 2012, having seven funds with approximately EUR 10 billion under management, investing in offshore wind, onshore wind, power transmission, biomass, "waste to energy" and solar projects.


"MHI's partnership with CIP, a company with extensive experience in offshore wind projects in the world, is a very meaningful starting point for MHI's offshore wind generation business, which is one of our growth strategies. MHI is excited to develop the offshore wind generation businessthrough partnership with CIP and by leveraging MHI's long experience in the wind turbine OEM business and onshore wind generation business in Japan and overseas",
said Kentaro Hosomi, President and CEO, Energy Systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.


"We are excited to announce the partnership with MHI for the joint development in the Hokkaido area. This is an ideal partnership combining the expertise of the partners. MHI brings innovative technical solutions and extensive local knowledge where CIP brings global state of the art offshore wind development and investment experience to the partnership",
said Michael Hannibal, Partner in Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.


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