Wind Energy – Turbines
Vestas has regained its position as most active turbine manufacturer in 2021 based on completions in 2021, with 15.2GW added worldwide.
Goldwind (12GW) was second, ahead of Siemens Gamesa (8.6GW), Envision Energy (8.5GW) and GE Renewable Energy (8.3GW).
GE slipped from first in the 2020 rankings to fifth last year.
Overall, Chinese turbine makers made up six of the top ten, following a continued boom in installations in China. The figures are from BloombergNEF.
BNEF’s 2021 Global Wind Turbine Market Shares report finds that developers brought online some 99.2 gigawatts of wind turbines globally in 2021, edging past the 98.5 gigawatts commissioned the previous year. While the majority was added on land (83%), additions of new offshore turbines rose to 16.8 gigawatts – a 161% increase compared with 2020.
Vestas regained its spot at the top of the ranking, adding 15.2 gigawatts worldwide. This is a 3.2-gigawatt lead on its nearest competitor, Goldwind, which was in second place with 12 gigawatts. Siemens Gamesa took the third spot in the ranking. General Electric, the previous year’s leading turbine maker, fell to fifth place as installations dropped 22% in its home market the U.S. The figures draw on BNEF’s global database of wind projects and extensive information from the industry.
BNEF identified 55.8 gigawatts of new wind capacity commissioned in China last year. Despite global commodities inflation and supply-chain chaos, annual installations in China were only two gigawatts shy of the record set in 2020.