Global wind turbine orders from 11 vendors in 29 countries totaled 13,477 MW in 1H 2016, according to a post at www.navigantresearch.com. Vestas jumped ahead of Siemens in this second edition of Navigant’s Wind Order Turbine Tracker to lead all vendors in turbine orders received with 3,528 MW in capacity.
The report said, “Despite falling to 2nd place, Siemens signed wind turbine orders totaling almost 400 MW more than its total in 2H 2015. Gamesa, GE and Suzlon complete the top five. Suzlon enters the top five wind turbine vendor rankings after more than tripling its capacity awarded from July to December 2015.
“Europe again leads all regions with half of all awarded wind turbine capacity. Due to a handful of large offshore orders and a massive Norwegian project awarded to Vestas, Europe had over 6 GW of turbine order capacity in 1H 2016. The order of the regions remains unchanged from the 1Q 2016 edition of Navigant’s Tracker, with North America coming in 2nd in terms of wind turbine capacity and Asia Pacific in 3rd place. Latin America is the only region with a decline in capacity; it logged under half the capacity it did for 2H 2015 due to a slowdown in Brazil. The Middle East and Africa region remains in 5th place, but saw an increase in wind turbine capacity.”
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