All Posts Tagged With: "Vestas Wind Systems"

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Vestas Order Boosts Colorado Jobs

The company has received a 150 MW order out of a master supply agreement with First Wind for multiple wind energy projects in the United States. It could ultimately supply First Wind with up to 568 MW worth of additional turbines for multiple projects.

24Dec2013 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Vestas’ Colorado Plants Building Turbines
for New Wind Projects

The manufacturer has secured an 80-MW order out of a master supply agreement with EDF Renewable Energy for multiple wind-energy projects in the U.S., and its factories in Colorado will be involved in manufacturing blades, nacelles and towers for them.

13Sep2013 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Vestas Has Dismal First Quarter

Most illustrative of its continued slump: Vestas didn’t deliver a single machine to a U.S. wind farm during first quarter of this year, according to the company’s financial report.

9May2013 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Vestas Cuts Workforce at Two Colorado
Blade Factories

To adjust capacity to market demand for wind turbine orders in 2013, Vestas today announced a workforce reduction at its blade factories in Windsor and Brighton, Colorado. The move represents about 10 percent of Vestas’ 1,100 manufacturing employees in the state.

21Feb2013 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Vestas to Supply Wind Towers for Third Party Projects in North America

Job fairs to be held in Pueblo and Colorado Springs this week. The company has signed an agreement to supply towers for a number of non-Vestas wind power projects during the next two years.

16Jan2013 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Vestas Simplifies Global R&D Footprint — Colorado Operations Affected, and Hires New U.S. VP

In addition to previously announced closures of R&D operations in Houston and Marlborough, Mass., the Louisville, Colo., facility also will close. In the next three to six months, as Vestas closes its R&D offices in Houston, Marlborough and Louisville, there will be a resulting workforce reduction of about 85 people combined at the three locations.

12Nov2012 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Vestas to Close Louisville R&D Facility;
Lay Off 60 Workers

Louisville was the last of the Danish manufacturer’s R&D facilities in the United States. The company previously announced closures of R&D operations in Houston and Marlborough, Mass., and it said the three closures will result in a total workforce reduction of about 85 jobs.

1Nov2012 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Vestas Wind Energy Jobs Cuts Hit Northern Colorado Hard

From the company’s official statement: The wind industry has slowed, largely due to the uncertainty of the federal Production Tax Credit extension at the end 2012. This has led to a significant reduction in turbine orders for 2013, and the market slowdown is affecting Vestas’ manufacturing facilities in Colorado.

14Oct2012 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Wind Energy Leader Vestas Consolidates U.S. R&D Locations to Brighton, Colorado

The Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer has confirmed the closing of its research and development facilities in Houston; Louisville, Colo.; and Marlborough, Mass., and transferring those locations’ employees to its Brighton, Colo., location where it manufactures blades.

6Oct2012 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Pueblo Feeling Impact of Political Gridlock as Vestas Cuts Workforce — 30 More Lose Jobs at Brighton Plant

Getting Vestas to build its wind tower plant south of Pueblo required a generous recruitment package of $31.8 million in federal, state and local grants and tax waivers, including $11 million from Pueblo’s half-cent sales tax fund for economic development.

20Aug2012 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Vestas CEO Sees U.S. Wind Market Down 80% Next Year — Without PTC Extended

“In the United States, the market this year is very, very busy,” Vestas Chief Executive Ditlev Engel told a gathering of EU European affairs ministers and other senior officials. “But because of the potential lapse of the regulatory framework in the U.S., this market will probably go down 80 percent next year,” he warned.

14Jun2012 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Wind Energy Industry Highlights Beneficial Impact to Colorado’s Economy

The House and Senate passed a joint resolution recognizing the wind energy industry’s “tremendous contribution to Colorado’s economy.” In the House, the resolution passed 53 to 10, with only Republicans voting against it to show their support for traditional energy.

15Mar2012 | | 0 comments | Continued


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