Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has signed an agreement with project developers in US to supply towers for a number of third-party farms over the next two years.
The agreement is consistent with its strategy to make effective and optimum use of its production capacities and create a more flexible and scalable business.
Commenting on the developments Vestas Wind Systems executive vice president and COO Jean-Marc Lechêne remarked that the company constantly evaluates its manufacturing footprint and opportunities to better utilize production capacity.
"Producing components for third parties is part of this strategy, and although we have had other smaller orders, this new agreement is the first major step in realising this plan," added Lechêne.
The company will now look to ramp up operations at its tower factory in Pueblo, Colorado, wherein thirty-party manufacturing could use up to 25% of the production capacity.
Augmented capacity at the plant is expected to create 100 new jobs at the facility by March 2013.