Market Data: Turbine deals - April 2015

WORLDWIDE: North America has seen the greatest number of turbine deals in April with orders for 477MW reported during the month by Windpower Monthly's data division, Windpower Intelligence.

A heat map showing global turbine deals by country and MW between April 2014-May 2015
A heat map showing global turbine deals by country and MW between April 2014-May 2015

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Of these orders, all attributed to named projects, the greater number were located in the US and Canada, with 377MW and 100MW respectively from three orders. Costa Rica also contributed 21MW.

Overall, North America had more than double the orders of Asia-Pacific (198MW) and Europe (175MW). North America made up 45% of 1,041MW in deals.

Siemens was overwhelmingly the most successful manufacturer during the month with 399MW of the new orders, with Vestas closest on 175MW. All of Siemens' deals came from North America.

Other manufacturers to feature strongly were Gamesa (148MW), Nordex (118MW) and Goldwind (120MW). Interestingly, a number of these orders came outside of each company's core market.

Goldwind picked up a 120MW order for the Golden Valley project in South Africa from BioTherm Energy, while Gamesa won 98MW in China from Hebei Construction for the Senjitu II development.

Nordex continued to improve its presence in Pakistan with two orders worth a combined 100MW from Yunus Energy and Metro Power Company.

In terms of global deals throughout the previous 12 months, Brazil and the US stand out as instigating the greatest number of orders with 3.9GW and 2.7GW. Behind them, Germany, the UK and Norway were the only countries to break through the 1GW-mark.

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