Diamond WTG’s Relocation Adds to Portland’s Robust Wind Reputation
In spring 2019, Diamond WTG Engineering & Services Inc., a California-based wind turbine engineering firm, moved its headquarters to Portland. The move adds to the Rose City’s robust reputation as a national magnet for wind power engineering and development. Other notable firms in Portland include Vestas, DNV GL, EDP and Avangrid Renewables.
Diamond WTG, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, provides products, services, and engineering expertise for wind farms located in 11 different states with a combined generation capacity exceeding 3,760 megawatts. Its expanded Portland office will support its engineering, accounting, supply-chain and commercial functions, as well as the company’s operational and inventory facilities in Texas and New Mexico. The move also created 25 jobs.
The addition of Diamond WTG further raises Portland’s international renewable profile. The firm came to Portland because of its proximity to MHI customers, access to local engineering and other professional talent, lower real estate costs, an excellent mass transit system, a long-standing civic and cultural relationship between Portland and Japan, and the availability of nonstop flights between PDX and Tokyo.
“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 Portland 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.”