26 Feb '18, 2pm

Vestas maintains global lead in onshore wind finds BNEF report

Global commissioning of onshore wind turbines fell by 12 percent in 2017, partly due to a slowdown in China. However, the sector is expected to bounce back to 55 GW in 2018. Just under 47 GW of onshore wind turbines were installed globally during the year, with four manufacturers – Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, Goldwind and General Electric – accounting for 53 percent of the turbines deployed. The statistics draw on BNEF's global database of utility-scale wind projects and extensive information from the industry. Siemens Gamesa was formed in 2016 from a merger of the wind business of German engineering giant Siemens and the Spanish turbine maker Gamesa. The company came second in onshore turbines, with 6.8 GW commissioned, raising its market share from the 11 percent that its two predecessor companies held in 2016, to 15 percent last year. China’s Goldwind saw 5.4 GW commissione...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/vestas-maint...

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