Vestas Leads with Over 10 GW Wind Turbines Installation in 2019: Wood Mackenzie Report

Commenting on the development, Shashi Barla, Principal Analyst at Wood Mackenzie, said that “the top five turbine OEMs – Vestas, SGRE, GE, Goldwind, and Envision – increased their combined market share by 10 percent from two years ago, capturing 68 percent of global capacity.”

May 12, 2020. By News Bureau

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Vestas has now become the first wind turbine manufacturer to install over 10 GW of wind capacity in a single year in 2019, as said by the global energy research & consultancy firm, Wood Mackenzie.

The Denmark-headquartered OEM’s grid-connected capacity of 11.3 GW in 2019 is an increase of 1.5 GW on 2018, with installations completed in more than 35 markets, as per the new analysis done by Wood Mackenzie.

The report further added that its installations in the Americas region contributed higher than 50 percent of capacity for the first time, driven by the US, Mexico and Argentina.

However, the second position was grabbed by SGRE, dominating the 1.9 GW UK offshore market and achieving more than 1 GW of onshore installations in the US and Spain, according to Wood Mackenzie’s research.

Moreover, GE grew its global dominance by connecting projects in 24 markets, with first-ever turbine installations in Greece, Oman, Jordan, Kazakhstan and Chile reaching 8.7 GW. This is a 60 percent increase in 2018.

However, the report further revealed that 2019 was a year of market consolidation.

Commenting on the development, Shashi Barla, Principal Analyst at Wood Mackenzie, said that “the top five turbine OEMs – Vestas, SGRE, GE, Goldwind and Envision – increased their combined market share by 10 percent from two years ago, capturing 68 percent of global capacity.”

Sitting just outside the top 5, MingYang grew its market share by nearly 3 percentage points. The company doubled installations in China to 4.4 GW, including record offshore activity of over 500 MW driven by projects in Guangdong, the report added.

Barla further added that “China’s big 3 OEMs – Goldwind, Envision and MingYang – each recorded their highest ever installs in 2019. This challenged the West’s big three – Vestas, GE and SGRE – who also logged record installations last year.”

“Supply constraints for China’s big three enabled tier-II Chinese OEMs, such as Windey and CRRC, to make a surprise appearance in the global top 10 and top 15 rankings, respectively, for the first time,” he commented.

Barla also commented that despite 8 Chinese OEMs ranking among the top 15 globally, only 0.6 GW of wind turbine capacity was exported. This illustrates China’s heavy dependence on the domestic market.”

“Smaller regional players, including Senvion, Suzlon, INOX, XEMC and WEG, lost market share due to challenging market conditions. This resulted in financial difficulties that will jeopardise their future participation in the wind sector,” said Shashi Barla.

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