Broadwind nets $34m tower order

Broadwind Energy says it has won a $34m order for utility-scale towers from a US wind turbine vendor, with delivery to begin in fourth quarter 2013 and extend into 2014.

The towers will be manufactured at the company’s Abilene, Texas plant.

"This order starts to fill the capacity in our Abilene facility into 2014," says chief executive Peter Duprey. “We continue to be pleased with the demand for domestically produced wind towers in the US."

Broadwind has amassed more than $100m in orders in the past six months as the wind industry slowly recovers from its sharpest downturn in a decade.