Energy & Power
Siemens named Canada’s top wind turbine installer for 2014
By Anthony Capkun
March 10, 2015 – Besides installing around 4990 MW of capacity last year, GlobalData says Siemens has come out on top as the top wind turbine installer in Canada while, globally, the company has climbed three positions since 2013 to occupy 2nd place.
The research and consulting firm also noted that Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems (Vestas) has maintained its position as the top wind turbine installer in 2014, having achieved global capacity installations of just over 6053 MW.
Following its entry into the top five OEMs in 2013, Chinese wind turbine supplier Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (Goldwind) has held onto 3rd place in the 2014 rankings, with installations of 4728 MW. “Goldwind also continues to enjoy its status as the top wind turbine installer in Asia”, added GlobalData.
GE Power & Water was the leading OEM in 2012, says GlobalData, but disappeared completely from GlobalData’s Top 5 in 2013 “due to a reduction in U.S. wind turbine installations”. However, the company re-entered the Top 5 (in 4th place) in 2014 “thanks to its global wind capacity installations of almost 4589 MW”.
Finally, German manufacturer Enercon slipped from 2nd to 5th place last year, with installations of about 3735 MW.
(Suzlon Group—a new entrant in the Top 5 wind turbine installers in 2013, claiming 5th place—has dropped in the ranking to 10th place, reports GlobalData, having installed about 1855 MW of capacity.)