Just months after fully integrating their American operations, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) and Hitachi Ltd. have already seen their merger last year generate successful results as the two Japanese giants are expanding their presence in the Western Hemisphere power generation industry.
“Before the merger, we had 1,450 people. Now, we have 2,300 people. The total investment footprint is around $700 million. We have seen rapid growth as most of our significant investments were done in the last 11 years,” said Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) President and CEO David Walsh.
Based in Lake Mary, MHPSA is committed to grow with Florida’s economy. As one of the larger manufacturers in the state, the company, which designs and builds thermal power generation systems, encouraged other companies to establish operations in the Sunshine State.
MHPSA’s J-Series turbines are the most efficient large frame gas turbines in commercial operation globally and have garnered exceptional satisfaction from customers.
This fleet of turbines has logged more than 156,000 actual operating hours with 17 units operating around the world. In the early 1990s, MHI set the standard for large, high temperature gas turbines for base load generation.
“We’re the big player in this market. Reliability and availability is our hallmark,” stressed Walsh.
“The merger brings in a lot of complementary activity. Our goal now is to tap into each other’s specialty centers of excellence and cross-utilize those effectively,” he added.