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Wind turbine engineering & services firm relocates to Portland

April 22,2019 | By Anna Marum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2019
 
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Greater Portland Inc
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Wind turbine engineering & services firm relocates to Portland
Diamond has sold 3,615 onshore wind turbines across the U.S., and remains committed to the owners of those turbines, who are among the largest owners of renewable assets in the country.
 
PORTLAND, OR -- Greater Portland Inc is pleased to announce that Diamond WTG Engineering & Services Inc. (Diamond), a division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has relocated its headquarters to Portland from California.
 
The company provides products, services, and engineering expertise for onshore renewable assets – namely wind turbines. Diamond has sold 3,615 onshore wind turbines across the U.S. and remains committed to the owners of those wind turbines, who are among the largest owners of renewable assets in the country.
 
The relocation process began in 2017 and was completed in early 2019. Diamond will occupy more than 10,000 square feet of office space in downtown Portland, where staff will support its engineering, accounting, supply-chain and commercial functions, as well as Diamond’s operational and inventory facilities in Texas and New Mexico. The Portland office is located at 1618 SW First Avenue.
 
“Diamond’s decision to relocate its headquarters to Portland reaffirms our leadership in renewable energy and the city’s success in building our position at the epicenter of the green cities industry,” said Mayor Ted Wheeler. “We are proud of our deep history and decades-long relationship with Japan and Japanese companies, which has been of enormous business and cultural benefit to Portland. As we all work together to address climate change, I’m delighted to welcome Diamond to Portland and look forward to seeing the company flourish as a business that shares the city’s commitment to renewable energy.”
 
“We are very pleased to be in Portland,” said Diamond President and CEO Harm Toren. “Being close to MHI customers is a priority for us.”
 
Diamond chose to relocate to Portland due to its proximity to MHI customers, access to local engineering and other professional talent, lower real estate costs, excellent mass transit system, long-standing civic and cultural relationship between Portland and Japan, and availability of nonstop flights between PDX and Tokyo.
 
The firm’s investment in the Greater Portland region represents yet another foreign direct investment in the region from a firm with roots in Japan. More than 140 Japanese companies are located in Greater Portland.
 
“Diamond’s relocation to Portland proves that our region remains a choice market for clean tech investment,” said Matt Miller, senior vice president of business development at Greater Portland Inc. “We’re pleased to welcome Diamond to Portland and look forward to supporting the company’s operations in our community.”
 
The company’s recruitment was also supported by GPI partners Business Oregon, Portland General Electric and Prosper Portland.
 
 

About Greater Portland Inc: Greater Portland Inc provides support and services to companies seeking to relocate or expand in Greater Portland, a region that spans two states and seven counties. A true public-private partnership model, Greater Portland Inc is supported by more than 70 public-sector partners and private investors who are committed to advancing regional economic development through job growth and investment. Greater Portland Inc and partners shape the region’s economic future and market the region to the world. Learn more at greaterportlandinc.com.

About Diamond WTG Engineering & Services, Inc.: Diamond WTG Engineering & Services, Inc. is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has a Logistics and Operations Center in Snyder, TX and wind turbine blade facility in Santa Teresa, NM. The company provides maintenance services, engineering support and/or wind turbine parts for wind farms located in 11 different states. Learn more at DiamondWTG.com.
 

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