Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for turbines to be used in a project in Maine, which is part of a larger agreement that the company says will lead to the hiring of “hundreds” of workers at its Windsor and Brighton production factories.
A project in Maine has called for 48 turbines from the Denmark-based company, according to information released Monday. To meet demand brought on by this project and others, the company expects to hire hundreds, most of whom will be based in the Windsor and Brighton blade factories, in the first half of this year.
The order for the Maine project is part of a larger agreement to provide as much as 718 megawatts in projects across the United States. With the Maine order, Vestas has secured 298 megawatts under that master supply agreement.
As of the end of last year, Vestas employed about 1,300 manufacturing employees in the state. The company is actively recruiting workers, and interested candidates may apply at ElwoodWindJobs.com.