260 MW Of Wind Turbines Ordered From Vestas For US Wind Farms

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Vestas recently received an order of 150 MW of wind turbines for multiple First Wind projects in the United States. In total, these projects can power up to 50,000 homes. Around the same time, it received an order for 110 MW worth of wind turbines for another wind farm in the US.

Image Credit: Steve Wilson
Image Credit: Steve Wilson.

First Wind is apparently very happy with Vestas turbines it has purchases in the past. Customer satisfaction is still one of the greatest drivers of demand, isn’t it?

The CEO of First Wind, Paul Gaynor, said it himself: “We’ve been pleased with the performance of the Vestas equipment we’ve had operating since 2012. Vestas has been a good partner and we’re looking forward to installing their latest technology at sites across the country.”

Overall, 2013 was a great year for Vestas in North America. “This year, Vestas has secured over 1,700 MW of firm turbine orders in the United States and Canada. This is the second-best yearly sales performance for the region since Vestas entered this market in 1981. Vestas’ sales record for the United States and Canada is 1,883 megawatts in 2010,” Vestas noted.

“Vestas’ factories in Colorado will be involved in manufacturing blades, nacelles and towers for this project. To meet customer demand, Vestas is adding more workers at three of its Colorado factories – the blade factory in Windsor as well as the blade and nacelle factories in Brighton. Vestas is recruiting now and expects to add hundreds of production workers in the first half of 2014 in Windsor and Brighton, primarily at the two blade factories. Interested candidates can apply at ElwoodWindJobs.com.”

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4 thoughts on “260 MW Of Wind Turbines Ordered From Vestas For US Wind Farms

  • Windsor of course would be good for building windmills, however Brighton ? Definitely solar.

    • That is the factory location not the location of where the turbines are being installed.

  • It is so good to hear that not only are we/they installing more renewables, but they are directly creating what I’m assuming is good paying jobs.

    • Yes, and maybe far more important than the jobs themselves, a political lobby to start countering the coal and oil jobs argument. In terms of the entire economy, it shouldn’t much matter whether turbine components are built in Colorado or Denmark, since someone somewhere must be employed making whatever we trade for the blades. But politically it makes a big difference, so the more U.S. Vestas plants, the better!

      It would be interesting to know whether or how Vestas execs take that into account for their strategic decisions…

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