At the Colorado New Energy Summit yesterday, we got an update on Vestas new factory which they will be building in Windsor, Colorado.
Jens Soby, Vestas’ head of North American operations spoke for about 10 minutes, and here’s some statistics he gave:
75 acre site.
200,000 square foot factory.
35 White-collar jobs
455 Blue-collar jobs
$60 million investment by Vestas
Will start production in early 2008
The reasons he gave for coming to Colorado were:
It’s near where windfarms are being built.
He’s confident that Colorado politicians are serious about wind.
Access to the right sort of community colleges, etc. to train future employees.
Had a good feeling about the place as soon as he got off the plane: he felt the wind in his hair.