Vestas will move 46 employees into 47,675 square feet of space on Centennial Parkway, Louisville starting today, and will expand this team to include up to 125 highly skilled engineers within a year’s time.
The Vestas Engineering Site will enhance Vestas’ ability to integrate product development by placing it close to the company’s three factories – a blades’ factory in Windsor, a nacelles-assembly factory in Brighton and towers’ factory Pueblo, thereby better servicing and meeting the needs of Vestas’ North American customers.
“Vestas has made a deep commitment to Colorado, which is evidenced in our factories and the establishment of the Engineering Site. We are extremely committed to Colorado, and we look forward to a long, successful relationship here,” said Finn Madsen, President Vestas Technology R&D. “By co-locating engineering and design competencies with the production cluster in Colorado, the proximity of Technology R&D to manufacturing creates significant efficiencies that can be passed along as a direct benefit to our customers.”
Vestas decided to build its North American production facilities in Colorado because of the state’s central location, extensive transportation infrastructure and rail system, existing manufacturing base and skilled workforce.
The Vestas’ Engineering Site will focus specifically on increasing wind turbines efficiency and lowering energy costs to ensure that wind is cost effective for our customers. The Site will work to improve technology for existing wind turbines and develop the wind power systems of the future.
As one of the world’s largest producers of wind power systems, Vestas is using its capital to explore new ways of improving wind reliability and production. In North America specifically, Vestas has established R&D offices in Madison, Houston, Texas, and Hudson, Massachusetts.
This new Site will join Vestas’ Technology R&D business and will be connected to Vestas’ R&D headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark. Vestas is the world leader in providing high-tech wind power systems and has supplied more than 40,500 wind turbines globally since 1979. Vestas provided its first wind turbine in North America in 1981 and since has installed more than 11,000 wind turbines in the North American region.