Danish royalty to attend Colorado wind-power groundbreaking | VailDaily.com

Danish royalty to attend Colorado wind-power groundbreaking

BRIGHTON, Colorado ” Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Mary, will visit Brighton Wednesday for a ceremony marking the construction of two plants by Danish wind-turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems.

Blades for the turbines will be made at one plant. The other plant will produce nacelles, the housings for the turbine’s generator, transformer and gearbox.

Vestas expects to employ a total of 1,350 people at both plants in Brighton, about 20 miles northeast of Denver.

The company says the plants will be at full operation in 2010.

Vestas already has a plant in Windsor and plans a factory in Pueblo to build the towers that support the turbines.

Gov. Bill Ritter and Vestas officials are also expected at the groundbreaking in Brighton.

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