Vestas’ new Turbine Blade Plant in Windsor, Colorado

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 at port of Vancouver event

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.
  • 1 Comment

    1. kent mueller said

      My son has two semesters towards his welding degree from Front Range Community College and I was wondering if you hire apprentice welders?

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