New Turbine Manufacturing Center for Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas

Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. is preparing to break ground on a turbine manufacturing and service center near Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A. MPSA is establishing the facility to manufacture and service gas and steam turbines and related components for power generation and utility customers throughout North and South America.

Officials from the State of Georgia, led by Governor Sonny Perdue, as well as numerous regional and local officials from Savannah worked to support the project over an eighteen month period. “Georgia delivered all the items on Mitsubishi’s list: a skilled and deep labor pool, easy access to the ports and interstates, and the ideal site to facilitate the company’s global growth and expansion,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “We welcome Mitsubishi Power Systems to Georgia’s international business community and look forward to contributing to its continuing innovations in energy generation.” Koji Hasegawa, President of MPSA, remarked, “We are especially thankful for the support provided to us by Governor Perdue and his economic development staff, the Savannah Economic Development Authority, Georgia Power and countless other agencies and officials who joined forces to make Georgia and Savannah an extremely attractive site for our project. This marks another key milestone in our long-term goal of locating equipment manufacturing and critical service support much nearer to our important customers”.

Savannah was chosen for the new facility after an extensive search throughout the Southeastern U.S. which began in late 2007. The facility will be located near the intersection of Interstates 95 and 16 near Pooler, Georgia. A. The 119-acre site is part of the Chatham County Industrial Site, also known as the “Mega Site”. Major advantages for this site include ready access to the Port of Savannah, a nearby rail spur, extensive modern infrastructure availability and its status as a “shovel ready” location.

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