Brussels, Belgium, May 27, 2020: The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released the "Global Wind Power Market-Supply Side Report 2019" on its market information platform. This is the second consecutive year that GWEC has released the report. The report shows that in 2019, a total of 22,893 wind turbines from 33 manufacturers were installed globally, and the newly installed capacity exceeded 63 GW, creating a record high on the supply side of the wind power industry.
Vestas continues to retain the title of the largest wind turbine manufacturer. With its global strategic layout, Vestas has completed new installations in more than 40 countries in the past year, with a global market share of 18%. Siemens Gamesa doubled its offshore wind power installed capacity in 2019, and its global layout also made further breakthroughs, which made the company rank second. Goldwind ranks third in the world, down one place from the previous year, but thanks to the rush to install in the Chinese market and the expansion of overseas business, its annual installed capacity actually increased by 19%.
Among the top fifteen wind turbine manufacturers in 2019, nine companies have installed offshore wind turbines, and they contributed almost all of the global offshore wind power installed capacity (6.4 GW) in 2019. In addition, MHI Vestas, which only focuses on offshore wind power, is among the top 15 global wind turbine manufacturers for the first time, which also shows that offshore wind power is playing an increasingly important role in the development of the global wind power market.