Vestas expands hiring in Colorado to meet wind demand

Several new wind turbine orders have spurred Vestas to hire new employees in Windsor, Brighton and Pueblo, Colo.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Randers, Denmark) reports that it has been hiring quickly and carefully to fill positions in its Colorado wind turbine facilities in response to a number of announced orders in the United States and Canada. This includes a 250-MW order placed by Enbridge/Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) for 139 V90-1.8 MW turbines to be installed in the Cedar Point Wind project in Colorado’s Lincoln, Elbert and Arapahoe counties.

Vestas Blades in Windsor, Colo., now employs 650 people and is specifically looking for production and electro-mechanical workers.

Vestas Towers in Pueblo, Colo. — the largest wind tower manufacturing facility in the world — has filled more than 180 new positions in the past few months, bringing the total to 283 employees so far. The tower factory continues its ramp up and seeks skilled workers plasma cutting, welding and painting.

Vestas Nacelles in Brighton, Colo., which officially opened July 7, 2010, now employs more than 280 workers, most hired in recent weeks.