Danish wind energy manufacturer Vestas, is planning to invest $40 million in two Colorado factories. The company will expand its operations in Windsor and Brighton. Both expansion projects will occur in 2024. The Denver Business Journal reports Vestas will make a new line of wind turbines, adding hundreds of jobs at its local factories. Vestas Wind Systems estimated it needs to hire 800 to 1,000 employees in northern Colorado over the next 18 months.
“Wind energy is a key economic driver for local communities, and we look forward to bringing new clean energy jobs and economic development to Colorado,” said Vestas’ Laura Beane.
Colorado is the Vestas-American Wind Technology division’s production hub for onshore turbines used across North America.
Vestas-American Wind Technology, the company’s U.S. subsidiary, won a bid to build turbines for a 423-megawatt project, expected to start construction next year and start producing electricity in 2025. The company would not reveal the identity of that wind farm due to the customer’s request for confidentiality.
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