Broadwind Receives Contract for 90-Turbine Wind Farm
December 3, 2010—
Broadwind Energy, Inc. recently announced that its Tower Tech Systems subsidiary was selected as the supplier of wind towers for the Glacier Hills Wind Park project. The Glacier Hills Wind Park is located in the towns of Randolph and Scott in Columbia County, Wisconsin. The 90-turbine project is expected to generate more than 400 million emission-free kilowatt hours annually-enough to power 45,000 homes.
"Broadwind is the strategic supply partner to Vestas and with its new and upgraded facilities, it made the selection of Tower Tech as the supplier to the WE Energies project very natural," says Bjarne Hansen, president of Vestas Towers. "We look forward to installing one of the largest wind energy projects announced in the region in the very near future."
Jess Collins, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Broadwind, stated "We congratulate Vestas for moving this key wind project forward. As a leader in manufacturing multi-megawatt wind towers in the United States, Broadwind offers our customers unparalleled wind industry component offerings, support and value-relationships. In this challenging economy, we are pleased to have added a number of jobs at our Manitowoc, Wisconsin wind tower plant. With this order plus other business booked during November, Broadwind has increased its backlog to approximately $245 million, which is approximately 17 percent above the September 30, 2010 backlog."