Vestas once again world's top turbine supplier

Even though Goldwind managed to close the gap on Vestas in 2022, the Danish turbine maker still comprised most of the world’s new installed capacity.
Danish OEM Vestas once again assumes first place as the world's largest wind turbine supplier. | Photo: vestas
Danish OEM Vestas once again assumes first place as the world's largest wind turbine supplier. | Photo: vestas

Despite a dwindling market share, Danish OEM Vestas is once again named the biggest turbine supplier globally. And just like back in 2021, Chinese Goldwind becomes runner-up, even though managing to close the gap between the two, shows new report from Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

The report comes after a survey carried out by Bloomberg New Energy Finance in March showed that Goldwind had edged out Vestas to the top spot in the global wind turbine supplier ranking.

In the GWEC report, Vestas’ market share comes in at 14.0%, down 3.7% from the year before, while Goldwind managed to raise its market share 1.2%, bringing it to 13.1% of all new installations.

”Vestas keeps its first place in 2022 thanks to its widened geographical diversification strategy and solid performance within onshore wind in the US, Brazil, Finland, France and Poland,” GWEC writes in the report.

Last year, a total of 21,575 wind turbines were installed globally at a combined capacity of 89,890MW, which is a 14% dip from 2021.

”Goldwind keeps its second place by installing 11.8GW globally in 2022, of which 97% was launched within domestic markets and 3% was installed abroad,” writes GWEC.

Siemens Gamesa comes in third, just as it did in 2021.

”With installations spanning across 26 markets, Siemens Gamesa installed a total 9.3GW new capacity, of which 3GW came from offshore wind, making the company the biggest offshore wind turbine supplier in 2022,” reads the report.

GE Renewable Energy moved up a slot, coming in fourth at the expense of Chinese Envision, which stooped to fifth place. GE once again benefitted from US home markets, where the company comprised 57% of the capacity in 2022.

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