Vestas' Colorado factories benefit from Canada's Blackspring Ridge Wind Project order

DENVER - Vestas' Colorado factories will produce wind turbines for a wind farm that will be built in Canada.

The Danish company announced Monday that it has received an order to make 166 wind generators for the Blackspring Ridge Wind Project near Alberta. It will also provide service and maintenance under a 20-year contract for the project, which is expected to be the biggest in western Canada.

Vestas recently cut its workforce in Colorado by 10 percent, which it blamed on Congress' slowness in extending a tax credit for wind generators.

It has a tower factory in Pueblo, a plant for turbine covers in Brighton and blade factories in Brighton and Windsor.

Vestas said the turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the second half of the year.