United States – Vestas has signed an agreement with CS Wind for the acquisition of Vestas’ tower manufacturing facility in Pueblo, Colorado.
The aim of the agreement is to allow the factory to be run by a company specialized in tower manufacturing and hereby enable increased volume as well as sustained local job creation by extending tower production to multiple wind turbine manufacturers, including Vestas.
As a part of an agreement, Vestas will secure an agreed upon volume of the tower factory’s output to secure domestic supply for the North American market. In addition, CS Wind will expand offerings to include manufacturing of towers to other wind turbine manufacturers through a multi-brand strategy, as well as continue the ongoing Vestas investments and initiatives to reduce CO2-emissions.
Established in 2009 as the world’s largest tower manufacturing facility, the Pueblo factory now employs more than 500 people and manufactures over 3,000 tower segments a year. The Pueblo location is the last tower factory in Vestas footprint that Vestas owns and operates itself.