Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Vestas To Build Largest Wind Turbine
Tower Factory in Colorado

Back in early March, Danish wind energy leader, Vestas Wind Systems quietly opened their first US based wind-blade manufacturing facility in Windsor, Colorado. According to their 2008 first quarter financial report, they plan on locating another facility in Colorado, this time it will be the largest wind turbine tower assembly plant. The $245 million (USD) facility, which is to be fully operational in mid-2010, will be able to produce 900 towers annually. The location has yet to be determined, but Windsor, Loveland and Pueblo are the three locations in the running. A very positive job development for Coloradoans, thanks to Governor Ritter's efforts in attracting alternative/clean energy companies to Colorado.

Thanks to A View of the Rockies for bringing this to my attention. Also a recent article at TreeHugger , the Denver Post, and The Coloradoan. Photo credit: Vestas Website

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