Ranking of leading wind turbine suppliers in 2020: GWEC

Leading wind turbine makers in 2020

Vestas held the title as the world’s largest supplier of wind turbines in 2020 across onshore and offshore wind, GWEC Market Intelligence said.

Vestas had new wind turbine installations in 32 markets last year, and it achieved strong performance in the US, Australia, Brazil, Netherland, France, Poland, Russia and Norway.

GE Renewable Energy moves up two positions to the second place, mainly due to the explosive growth in its home market of the US and its strong position in Spain in 2020.

Despite disruption cause by COVID-19 to local supply chains and project execution in the US, the American manufacturer reported more than 10 GW of installations at home last year, making it the number one supplier in the US the second year in a row, the report said on Tuesday.

Goldwind retains the third position in 2020, though it achieved a record year in China, its home market with more than 12 GW installations and its new installations in overseas markets passed the 1 GW milestone for the first time. Goldwind held the top spot in China last year, but the supplier lost market share at home due to strong competition from tier 2 local suppliers.

Chinese Envision ranks fourth in 2020, moving up from the fifth position in 2019, by taking advantage of strong market growth in its home market, where more than 10 GW was installed by the company in a single year, a record for the company.

Though Siemens Gamesa had installations in 31 markets last year, the manufacturer fell three positions to fifth place.

Siemens Gamesa reported 8.7 GW of new installations in 2020, 1.2 GW lower than the previous year, primarily due to a relatively slow year of offshore wind in Europe. Siemens Gamesa retains its title as the world’s largest offshore wind turbine supplier in 2020.

“Chinese and American turbine manufacturers had a record of new installations that saw most of them moving up in turbine OEM market rankings,” said Feng Zhao, Head of Strategy and Market Intelligence at GWEC.