Vestas Wind Systems AS announced Tuesday that it will build its first U.S.-based wind turbine blade production facility in the Great Western Industrial Park in Windsor, Colorado.
The cost of the project is estimated to be about $60 million, with construction planned to start in the spring of 2007 and production scheduled for early 2008.
The plant, which will employee about 400 people, is expected to manufacture almost 1,200 blades annually.
Vestas chose the Colorado location, for its central location and direct access to rail services and a skilled workforce.
Jens Søby, president of Vestas Americas, said that the company decided to build a blade production facility in the U.S. due to the growing interest in wind power in the American market.
Vestas, a manufacturer of wind-powered turbines, is headquartered in Randers, Denmark.