Project Development, Wind Power

Nordic to Build U.S. Turbine Facility

Nordic Windpower, Ltd. announced that it has selected Pocatello, Idaho, as the site for its new turbine manufacturing facility for the North American market. Nordic Windpower plans to create more than 160 new technical, engineering, and administrative jobs at the new Idaho-based facility, with additional positions at the company’s operational centers in California and the UK.

Volume production is expected to commence in Q3 for turbine delivery in November 2008, with anticipated production of at least 20 turbines monthly by September 2009. As a result of Idaho’s assistance, Nordic has several options for expansion, up to four times the size of its leased 42,786 square-foot facility, as it scales production to meet demand of large and small developers and community wind projects.

“We are extremely pleased to locate Nordic Windpower’s North American manufacturing facility in Idaho, following a comprehensive review of many good sites across the United States,” said Steve Taber, Nordic Windpower CEO and co-founder. “Pocatello has a favorable cost of operations, and an excellent workforce and location central to potential customers and transportation. These advantages will benefit our customers in competitive pricing for very high reliability. With the invaluable assistance at the state and local level, Nordic is ramping up rapidly to meet demand that is outpacing production across the industry.”