Major expansion underway in Pueblo at world’s largest wind tower plant

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A rendering of the expansion to CS Wind's wind tower manufacturing plant in Pueblo. (Courtesy CS Wind)

Construction is underway in Pueblo for a 900,000-square-foot expansion to the world’s largest manufacturing plant for wind turbine towers.

The expansion aims to double production and to lead to the hiring of 850+ new employees by 2026; 250 additional employees have already been hired so far this year.

South Korea-based CS Wind invested in the Pueblo site after purchasing it from Denmark-based Vestas in August 2021. CS Wind runs manufacturing sites in the United States, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Turkey and Portugal.

More details on the expansion:

• It will boost the plant’s overall production to about 10,000 wind turbine tower sections a year.

• Phase 1 should be finished by summer 2024, with Phases 2 and 3 to be complete by 2028.

• The extra investment was made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which includes tax incentives for clean energy projects.

• The expansion fits two goals in the Inflation Reduction Act — to build American clean energy supply chains, and to create clean energy jobs.

• Gov. Jared Polis led a groundbreaking at the plant today (April 4).

• CS Wind is working with community partners including Pueblo Community College to meet training and employment needs.

• Burns & McDonnell, a 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture and construction firm, is designing and building the expanded facility and will also assist with environmental permitting.

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