The U.S. Renewable Energy Group (US-REG), A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. and American Nevada Group (ANC) have announced the development and construction of a new production and assembly plant in Nevada that will supply wind energy turbines to renewable energy projects throughout North and South America.
‘With a strong commitment to renewable energy and a business-friendly climate, we felt that Nevada would be the ideal place to invest in this manufacturing hub,’ says said Ed Cunningham, US-REG managing partner.
The facility will be approximately 320,000 square feet, with a production capacity of 1,100 MW worth of wind energy turbines annually. The facility is expected to employ approximately 1,000 Nevada workers and create even more jobs during the construction process. ANC will identify potential sites for the facility and will develop the facility for the group.
In addition to production and assembly at the new plant, most of the key wind turbine components will be made by domestic U.S. manufacturers. When A-Power selects a suitable site, it intends to arrange the financing of the costs of site acquisition and the construction and operation of the assembly facility from its own funds.
SOURCE: The U.S. Renewable Energy Group