World's Largest Wind Towers Factory Opens in Colorado
Vestas Towers America, Inc., announced on October 12 the grand opening of the world's largest wind tower manufacturing plant in Pueblo, Colorado. The facility features nearly 13 million square feet of space and eight miles of on-site railway tracks for the transport of materials and finished tower components. The opening gives Vestas, a global wind turbine producer, a substantial capability to address growing needs among North American wind power plants for wind turbines. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined regional and local Colorado dignitaries at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the 400-worker facility which is capable of producing 1,090 towers per year.
Vestas, with headquarters in Denmark, has North American manufacturing operations based in Colorado, including a blade factory in Windsor and a nacelle factory in Brighton. See the Vestas press release.