MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between two industry leaders, Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and focuses on designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing offshore wind turbines. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is the market leader in Belgium, with currently 127 offshore wind turbines or 381 MW installed across two Belgian offshore windfarms.
The 165 MW Belwind 1 windfarm utilizing 55 V90-3.0 MW turbines was installed in 2010, and the 216 MW Northwind windfarm featuring 72 V112-3.0 MW turbines was completed in 2014. Both projects are fully serviced under a 15 year contract by highly skilled technicians from their base in Oostende. The combined output of both power plants provides enough renewable energy to support 410,000 Belgian households.
In 2016 MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will install and service the 165 MW Nobelwind project, using 50 V112-3.3 MW turbines and providing green energy for a further 186,000 Belgian households.