New blades and new jobs; 2018 is booming for Vestas & Brighton
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (February 20,2018)
Regina Martel, Brighton Economic Development Corp
Contribution: Michele Miller, Vestas
This New Year is bringing new technology and new jobs right here to Brighton thanks to Vestas.
The Denmark based company built their first blades here in 2011 and since production kicked off seven years ago, there have been four generations of blades and again Brighton is on the cutting edge of the newest blade to be produced.
With an eye toward innovation and after recognizing a need for different blades for different wind conditions, Vestas released the most advanced aerofoil design to date to deliver efficient energy production in low and medium wind conditions. The aerofoil design, applied to the new 66.7m long blades, enables a 16 percent increase in annual energy production while at the same time minimizing structural loads. Advanced aerodynamics, particularly at the blade tips, and aero add-ons such as Serrated Trailing Edges also decrease the maximum noise emission level.
With this change, the Vestas factory has installed a newer and larger production line to meet market demand. As a result, Vestas will be adding approximately 250 new production team members to the local team.
Vestas is excited about hiring employees who are dedicated and safety-minded, and who work well as a team. If you’re interested in applying for these jobs, they are looking for people who are interested in learning about this exciting new technology. If interested, you can learn more at www.vestas.com/career.
Brighton EDC is excited to continue this partnership with Vestas and see how they will continue to be an incredible asset to the Brighton community.
About Vestas Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 87 GW of wind turbines in 76 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 72 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 22,700 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
About the Brighton EDC
Brighton Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is a 501c (6) Colorado non-profit organization serving the Greater Brighton Area. BEDC is the primary agent for economic development services. BEDC offers relocation, retention and expansion assistance and support to businesses. BEDC works to expand and diversify the local tax base by facilitating the creation of quality jobs and the attraction of retail development. BEDC encourages responsible, diverse growth and development that enhances Brighton’s quality of life as a desirable place to live, work, learn and play.