Vestas kept No. 1 in wind power market, Sinovel No. 3

The Denmark-based consultancy’s new ranking list came as a glimpse of its report for paying subscribers on the wind energy equipment market and ahead of rival consultant BTM’s 2009 market review expected towards the end of this month.

"Despite Vestas’ drop in market share in 2009, the company succeeded in defending its No. 1 position," MAKE said.

It did not give precise figures in its brief statement but displayed a graph showing Vestas still commanding more than 14 percent of the global market in 2009 ahead of U.S. engineering conglomerate General Electric (GE.N) with close to 13 percent.

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel climbed into the No. 3 spot and China’s Goldwind rose to fifth rank behind Germany’s Enercon in fourth place.

"The most interesting movement from 2008 to 2009 lies in the Chinese players now having two players in the top 5 and five players in the top 10," MAKE said.

"With total installations of 3,495 megawatts and 2,722 MW in China alone, Sinovel and Goldwind are now ranked 3 and 5, respectively," it said.

Germany’s Siemens (SIEGn.DE) was in sixth place in 2009, Spain’s Gamesa (GAM.MC) No. 7 and India’s Suzlon (SUZL.BO) ranked eighth, MAKE said.

Siemens said earlier this month it was on its way towards becoming one of the world’s top 3 wind turbine makers by 2012.

MAKE said China was the world’s biggest wind power equipment market in 2009, followed by the United States, Spain, Germany and India.

Top Ten Wind Turbines manufacturers by megawatts installed worldwide in 2009

1. Vestas (Denmark) -35,000 MW
2. Enercon (Germany) -19,000 MW
3. Gamesa (Spain) -16,000 MW
4. GE Energy (United States) -15,000 MW
5. Siemens (Denmark / Germany) -8,800 MW
6. Suzlon (India) -6,000MW
7. Nordex (Germany) -5,400 MW
8. Acciona (Spain) -4,300 MW
9. REpower (Germany) -3,000 MW
10. Goldwind (China) -2,889 MW

Other wind turbines manufactures: Alstom Ecotècnia (France), A Power Energy Systems ltd. (China), Areva (France), Clipper Windpower (USA), Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (Korea), DeWind (Germany/USA, bought by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in 2009), Dongfang (China), Doosan (Korea), Fuhrländer (Germany), Hanjin (Korea), Hyosung (Korea), Hyundai Heavy Industries (Korea), Lagerwey Wind (The Netherlands), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan), NEG Micon (now part of Vestas), Northern Power Systems (USA), PacWind (USA), Quantum Wind Power (Canada), Raum Energy Inc. (Canada – Global supplier of 1.3kW and 3.5kW systems), Samsung Heavy Industries (Korea), Scanwind (Norway, bought by General Electric in 2009), Sinovel (China), Southwest Windpower (USA), STX Corporation (Korea), Vernet (France), Windflow (New Zealand), Winwind (Finland).