- Published: 30 April 2007 30 April 2007
Acciona Windpower will begin construction work on its first wind turbine plant in the USA.
The facility is expected to be operational by the end of the year. It represents an investment of € 16.9 million and will produce 250 AW-1500 wind turbines in 2008 using in-house technology. The selected site is West Branch, in the State of Iowa. It is the company's fourth wind turbine assembly plant, with another two in Spain and a third in China. The facility will cover 10,000 square meters on a 140,000 m2 site and will create over 100 new jobs in West Branch. ACCIONA Windpower is currently working on structuring a network of US suppliers for the plant, which will eventually become part of the overall supply chain of the company.