Siemens Gamesa installed the most wind capacity in 2017, overtaking Vestas

By Sophie Chapman
The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer, Siemens Gamesa, claimed the top spot of wind equipment manufacturing in 2017. The firm installed the most wind c...

The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer, Siemens Gamesa, claimed the top spot of wind equipment manufacturing in 2017.

The firm installed the most wind capacity last year, at 9.43GW, overtaking the Danish company, Vestas, which ranked second at 7.52GW.

According to GlobalData, Vestas fell one place, having been ranked number one in 2016.

Siemens Gamesa installed 26.4% more capacity in 2017 than the previous year, with Vestas’ total installed amount falling by 14%.

The third top wind equipment manufacturer was awarded to the China-based Goldwind at 5.45GW, followed by US-based General Electric, at 4.83GW – which both fell by one place during the review period.

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For th second year in a row, Enercon Gmbh ranked fifth, having installed 3.35GW of wind equipment last year.

“The recent merger of Gamesa and Siemens created a strong position in the industry across the onshore and offshore space,”commented Ankit Mathur, Practice Head for Power at GlobalData.

“The competitive advantage of larger size and scale, along with good geographic diversification, provided the necessary push enabling it to claim the top spot.”

“As a result of merger synergies, SGRE’s wide product mix, global presence, and strong position in the offshore wind sector should help to safeguard its lead over the closest competitors.”

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