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Vestas wins Colorado wind farm order

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On June 30, Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Randers, Denmark) revealed an order from Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES, Broomfield, Colo.) for 139 V90-1.8 MW turbines for the Cedar Point Wind project in Colorado. Construction of Cedar Point Wind is underway, with commercial operation expected in 2011. Once completed, it will be the second largest wind project in Colorado. Vestas recently opened three manufacturing facilities in Colorado to provide wind turbines for North American customers: a blades factory in Windsor, a nacelles-assembly factory in Brighton, and a tower manufacturing facility — the world’s largest — in Pueblo. A second blade factory is planned for 2011 in Brighton.  

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Vestas looks for workers to build blades in Colorado

Vestas Blades America Inc., maker of high-tech wind power systems, is beginning its search for more than 400 workers to staff the wind turbine blade factory it is building in Windsor, Colo., north of Denver.