Goldwind becomes China's number 1 wind turbine manufacturer

CHINA: Goldwind installed the largest capacity in China in 2011, pushing the previous year's leader Sinovel into second place.

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Last year, Goldwind installed 3.6GW, or 20.4% of the Chinese market. In second place was Sinovel, with 2.9GW, a 16.7% of the market.

In third place, United Power moved above Dongfang Electric to be the third largest, with 2.8GW newly installation, seizing 16.1 percent market share.

However, there were signs other manufacturers are coming to the fore as the top three took up only 53.2 percent of the Chinese market, down from 56.8 percent of the top three in 2010.

Barring GE, market share fell for all of the foreign-owned manufacturers.

Vestas was the 8th (2010 6th), GE was the 11th (2010 15th), Gamesa was the 14th (2010 8th), Suzlon was the 20th (2010 15th).

In terms of cumulative total in 2011, the top three wind turbine makers remained Sinovel, Goldwind and Dongfang Electric. They had 13GW, 12.7GW, and 6.9GW cumulative installed capacity by the end of 2011, taking over 20.8 percent, 20.3 percent and 11.1 percent of the Chinese market share, respectively.

  Installed capacity Market share
Goldwind 3600 20.40%
Sinovel 2939 16.70%
United Power 2847 16.10%
Mingyang 1177.5 6.70%
Dongfang Electric 946 5.40%
XEMC 712.5 4.00%
Shanghai Electric 708.1 4.00%
Vestas 661.9 3.80%
China Creative 625.5 3.50%
CSR Wind Power 451.2 2.60%
GE 408.5 2.30%
Chongqing Haizhuang 396 2.20%
Yunda 375 2.10%
Gamesa 361.6 2.10%
Envision Energy 348 2.00%
Silver Star Energy 221 1.30%
Sany Electric 179.5 1.00%
Xuji Wind Power 166 0.90%
Huayi 151 0.90%
Suzlon 96.2 0.50%
  259.4 1.50%

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