The UK government is providing grants worth £30 million for the project, which is expected to create 200 jobs by 2014
However, at the time of the announcement, MHI said it was looking at locations in northeast England. There was no indication why MHI decided against moving there.
Last week, Siemens announced plans to build a development facility in northwest England, to test its next generation offshore wind turbine.
Siemens’ move follows recent news by Gamesa that it will base its worldwide offshore operation in the UK. Other companies building offshore facilities in the UK include GE, Mitsubishi and Clipper Windpower.