Vestas grows, adds jobs

Vestas grows, adds jobs

Vestas' Portland-based sales and service division has added 200 jobs since last spring, with another 150 job openings across North America.

Vestas-American Wind Technology Inc., the Portland-based North American headquarters for the Danish wind turbine brand, said it sold 812 wind turbines with a capacity of 1,617 megawatts in 2011 — enough to power 500,000 homes. That’s down from 1,883 megawatts in 2010.
The company installed 30 new wind farms in 2011 and plans to add another 20 this year.
The Portland-based North American sales and service division currently employs more than 800, including 400 in Portland, and has 150 current openings, mostly in service, construction and technology. Of those openings, 40 are in Portland.

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