Vestas Wind Systems has received a 350 megawatt order from Enel Green Power North America, Inc., which will cause Vestas to hire hundreds of new workers in northern Colorado, the company announced on Wednesday.
Vestas will supply 75 turbines for the 150 megawatt Origin wind power plant in Oklahoma. Vestas and Enel Green Power also have signed an agreement for up to 836 megawatts worth of 2-megawatt turbines of which 200 megawatts is firm, according to a Vestas news release.
Deliveries for Origin are expected to occur in mid-2014 with commissioning by the end of that year, and Vestas factories in Colorado will manufacture blades, nacelles and towers for the order.
To meet the demand, Vestas will add more workers at three of its factories in Windsor and Brighton. Vestas already is recruiting and expects to add hundreds of production workers in the first half of 2014 in Windsor and Brighton, primarily at the two blade factories.
Vestas has previously supplied wind turbines to Enel Green Power for three U.S. projects, most recently the 200 megawatt Caney River wind power plant in Kansas that was commissioned in 2011.
Anyone interested in working at Vestas can apply at ElwoodWindJobs.com.