The 10 major Wind Power Companies in the World
This article provides you with a detailed list and overview of the 10 largest wind power companies in the world. The first list is the top ten listing sorted by an annual market share in 2011 reported by Cleantech Investor and followed by the top ten listing sorted by the companies’ total amount of megawatts output throughout the year 2011. MyWindPowerSystem.com is currently awaiting updated figures for the fiscal year 2012 and will post an update this article the moment the data has been received and verified.
The top 10 major wind power companies in the world:
Sorted by Market Share in 2011
Sorted by megawatts installed worldwide
1. Vestas (Denmark) 5,217 MW
2. Sinovel (China – PRC) 3700 MW
3. Goldwind (China – PRC) 3584 MW
4. Gamesa (Spain) 3,308 MW
8. Guodian United Power (China) 3,042 MW
9. Siemens (Denmark / Germany) 2,591 MW
10.Ming Yang (China) 1,500MW
Vestas, or Vestas Wind Systems, is the leading and the largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world. Vestas has a total market share of 28%. The company operates plants in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Britain, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, and Windsor, Colorado and employs more than 20,000 people globally.
The General Electric Company or GE is a multinational American technology and services conglomerate incorporated in the State of New York. In terms of market capitalization as of September 2008, The General Electric Company is the world’s tenth largest company.
Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica is a manufacturing company mainly concerned with the fabrication of wind turbines and the construction of wind farms. Its headquarters are in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. It develops, manages and sells wind farms, for which it also supplies the turbines. It is the market leader in Spain and is the second largest company in the sector worldwide with a market share of 15.5 % in 2008.
Enercon GmbH is based in Aurich, Northern Germany and is the fourth-largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world and has been the market leader in Germany for several years.
One of Enercon’s key innovations is the gearless (direct drive) wind turbine in combination with an annular generator.
Suzlon Energy is a wind power company from India. In terms of market share, the company is the largest wind turbine manufacturer in Asia (and the fifth largest worldwide. In terms of net worth, it is the world’s most valuable wind power company. With headquarters in Pune, it has several manufacturing sites in India including Pondicherry, Daman, Bhuj, and Gandhidham as well as in mainland China, Germany and Belgium.
Siemens AG is Europe’s largest engineering conglomerate. Siemens international headquarters are located in Berlin and Munich, Germany. The company is a conglomerate of three main business sectors: Industry, Energy, and Healthcare with a total of 15 Divisions.
Worldwide, Siemens and its subsidiaries employ approximately 480,000 people in nearly 190 countries and reported global revenue of $110.82 billion as of 2008.
Acciona SA is a Spanish conglomerate group dedicated to civil engineering, construction, and infrastructures. The company was founded in 1997 through the merger of Entrecanales y Tavora and Cubiertas y MZOV. The company’s headquarters is in Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain. The company’s U.S. operations are headquartered in Chicago.
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Company is a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer based in Urumqi, Xinjiang. The company is the largest turbine manufacturer in China and one of the ten largest in the world. Goldwind acquired a 70% stake in Vensys Energy AG for €41.24 million on February 1, 2008.
Nordex was founded in 1985 in Give, Denmark and in 2000 they moved their headquarters to Germany and became Nordex A.G. and launched their IPO in 2001. Today, their primary production facilities are in Rostock, Germany and also have manufacturing joint ventures in China. The company has a total global workforce of over 1500 people. In 2006, Nordex was ranked in 7th place for worldwide wind turbine sales, holding a 3.2% global share of the global wind turbine market.
Sinovel Wind Co., Ltd is a high-tech company engaged in developing, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing of the wind turbine generator system. Sinovel Wind is the first company which introduced the technology of 1.5MW wind turbine generator system into China.
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