German industrial giant Siemens announced this week that it intends to build a new production facility for wind turbines in the state of
Initially, 400 new jobs are expected to be created in the plant, which will be located in
Construction of the 300,000-square-foot nacelle production facility is scheduled to begin in August 2009.
A nacelle is mounted on top of the tower and supports the rotor.
It houses a wind turbine’s major components for electric power generation, including the gearbox, the drive train and the control electronics.
The nacelles to be produced in
All nacelles produced in
Initially, the factory’s planned annual output is approximately 650 nacelles.
‘Just two years ago we opened a rotor-blade manufacturing facility in
‘By expanding our investment in
Siemens’s global wind-power business has grown from approximately 800 employees in 2004 to more than 5,500 today, which equals an increase of approximately 650 per cent.