Vestas announced plans to invest $40 million in its two Colorado factories for building expansions, production equipment, and new blade molds, which will provide the infrastructure needed to bring the V163-4.5 MW turbine to market and support the local manufacturing of subcomponents.
ersg is delighted to be working with Vestas and manage direct hires for the production facility in Windsor, as the RPO provider.
Vestas expects to hire between 800 and 1,000 local employees to support the manufacturing efforts at both the Windsor Blades and Brighton Nacelles factories. Hiring at the blades factory will begin this year and hiring for the nacelles factory is targeted for 2024.
"Wind energy is a key economic driver for local communities, and we look forward to bringing new clean energy jobs and economic development to Colorado. This $40 million direct investment in our onshore manufacturing footprint is a testament to our commitment to deploying the V163-4.5 MW turbine across North America and beyond to support the clean energy transition,” said Laura Beane, President of Vestas North America. “We applaud Colorado’s continued commitment to expanding clean energy as well as the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act which has helped kickstart a domestic supply chain.”
“I am so excited by Vestas' new investment in Colorado and the over 800 good new jobs being created in Weld and Adams Counties. Colorado is the best place to start and grow a business, and the clean energy sector is really taking off. I am so proud to congratulate Vestas on this exciting next step,” said Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Democratic Party.
Victoria Payne, Director of Solutions, ersg, commented: “ersg is very proud to be part of this very exciting growth strategy and job opportunities for the local community. Our team is working with potential employees to share the vision and exciting career opportunities Vestas has to offer”.
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 166 GW of wind turbines in 88 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 146 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 28,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
Established in 2008, ersg is a specialist recruitment company who places extremely knowledgeable candidates into the energy sector, on a Permanent, Contract, and Fixed Term Contract basis. We provide recruitment and technical services, consulting services with statements of work, as well as providing different hiring solutions, from RPOs (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) to MSPs (Managed Service Programme). As a company with 15 offices around the globe, we have a wealth of consultants who are vertical specialists throughout the entire energy sector, from solar to oil and gas, to offshore and onshore wind, which enables us to provide the best support and partnership to our client’s projects around the world.