Published on 07th June 2022
Wind is an abundantly available, cost-effective, and sustainable renewable energy source. And wind turbines help us harness wind energy efficiently and economically for a variety of applications.
Whether the wind turbine requirement is targeted toward a lower wind speed or a robust wind regime, wind turbine manufacturers are driving innovation while providing clean energy for multiple uses.
In recent times, the renewable energy sector boom, favorable government initiatives and policies for wind project development, and increased global commissioning of wind turbines have opened up new possibilities for wind turbine makers.
Furthermore, industry partnerships and targeted R&D investments are promoting the advanced manufacturing capabilities of wind energy technology suppliers.
Do you want to know the leading wind turbine manufacturers? Read on to learn more.
Global Top 15 Wind Turbine Manufacturers 
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Here are the top 15 wind turbine manufacturers based on the market share and total installed wind capacity:
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Vestas) retains the top spot as the largest supplier of wind turbines across the onshore and offshore wind markets. Vestas is currently the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer with an extensive footprint across the world, including North America and other countries.
Vestas offers a wide range of products, including but not limited to the following:
EnVentus™ (EnVentus™ variants maximize the potential of each wind site)
4 MW Platform (Designed for various wind and site conditions)
2 MW Platform (One of the most trusted industry platforms)
Vestas specializes in the manufacturing, installation, and service of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The Danish wind turbine maker holds over 16% of the world wind turbine market. Vestas North America is an established market player with 40,000+ MW (installed) and 38,000+ MW (under service) in Canada and the U.S.
Customized solutions, a wide geographic diversification strategy, and the unique Active Output Management® (AOM) service concept are some of the key differentiators that have helped Vestas achieve the highest energy output at the lowest cost and value chain optimization in the wind energy sector.
Location: Zamudio, Spain
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is a leading renewable energy company that provides offshore and onshore wind turbines and services.
In 1991, Bonus Energy (later acquired by Siemens AG) built the world’s first offshore wind farm at Vindeby, with a capacity of 4.95 MW. SGRE is a wind power pioneer—from establishing a new-age wind turbine blade factory to major R&D facilities for wind turbine technology, the company has forged a powerful presence in the wind industry.
Siemens onshore wind power portfolio includes:
Siemens offshore wind power portfolio (with patented Direct Drive technology) comprises:
Siemens Gamesa’s extensive range of onshore wind turbine technologies (for all wind classes and site conditions) and a well-defined offshore growth strategy continue to support its successful execution of onshore and offshore wind projects across the world.
Location: Paris, France
GE Renewable Energy is a subsidiary of the American multinational conglomerate, General Electric (GE). GE Renewable Energy was created in 2015, combining the wind power assets GE purchased from Alstom with those previously owned by GE and operated under the Power & Water division.
GE Renewable Energy has installed over 400 GW of clean renewable energy by combining hydro, onshore and offshore wind, and other technologies.
GE Renewable Energy’s wind portfolio includes:
The next-generation Sierra onshore wind turbine is based on GE’s patented Advanced Loads Control System. According to GE Renewable Energy, Haliade-X is the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine with an industry-leading capacity factor (63%), a 220-meter rotor, and a 107-meter blade.
As the world’s largest offshore wind project, the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank wind farm in the North Sea will use GE’s Haliade-X turbines to generate electricity for more than 4.5 million UK homes.
GE Renewable Energy’s digital solutions optimize wind farm energy performance. Furthermore, onshore wind farm maintenance and energy services boost AEP (Annual Energy Production) and increase profits. The company’s Repower program for onshore wind farms also helps in upgrading aging onshore wind turbines.
Location: Beijing, China
Goldwind is a well-known name in the global wind power market and has a wide network of subsidiaries, R&D institutions, industrial facilities, and international centers worldwide.
The company manufactures smart wind turbines that are safer and more reliable with better environment adaptability, grid-friendly connection, and higher power generation.
Goldwind’s digital wind farms are equipped with smart sensors for smart wind turbine management. Moreover, coordinated decision-making and advanced self-control enhance efficiency and profitability while helping turbines with self-adaptation, self-adjustment, and self-control.
Smart onshore wind power solutions include:
Smart offshore wind power solutions include:
Goldwind’s proprietary Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive technology maximizes turbine availability and lowers overall costs. Furthermore, the core technology provides high and low voltage ride-through capabilities.
Location: Shanghai, China
Envision (Envision Energy) is a leading wind turbine and energy management service provider. As one of the largest wind turbine technology companies in the world, Envision’s network of engineering centers and R&D spans China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the US.
Envision’s products and technical services encompass:
Envision’s highly reliable onshore and offshore smart wind turbines (2.X MW, 3.X MW, 4.X MW, 5.X MW, and 6.X MW) increase energy yield, minimize downtime, and maximize performance.
Envision Smart Wind Farm solutions provide full lifecycle management—wind farm location siting, wind resource assessment, custom engineering design, and more. EnOS Smart Wind software helps with accurate and transparent wind farm operations.
Envision’s grid-friendly distributed smart wind turbines protect the environment while providing localized clean energy for nearby communities.
Envision Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) are customizable and ideal for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications—from dense urban areas to remote wind farms.
Location: Zhongshan, China
Mingyang (Mingyang Smart Energy) specializes in the design and development of megawatt wind turbines and high-end equipment.
Mingyang’s wind turbine products are based on the wind turbine generator system (WTGS) platform that runs on an advanced semi-direct drive compact transmission technology.
The product portfolio includes:
Here are some significant advantages of time-tested Mingyang’s WTGS:
Location: Rostock, Germany
Nordex (Nordex SE) provides cost-efficient and high-yield wind turbines. The acquisition of Acciona Windpower made Nordex a major force to reckon with in the wind industry. As one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, the Nordex Group provides financially and technically competent multi-megawatt onshore turbines for every wind strength (light, medium, and strong) and climate zone.
The company serves a variety of markets, including those with limited grid availability and limited land availability. Its Competence Centre ensures the highest possible yield for customers. Furthermore, the spare parts management makes the worldwide supply of wind turbine spare parts accessible, 365 days a year.
The Nordex Group’s product portfolio consists of seven turbine types that cover all wind classes with globally relevant specifications. The latest Delta4000 series is designed for easy access and low maintenance costs.
Location: Hangzhou, China
China’s earliest wind turbine manufacturer is a pioneer in the country’s wind power development history. Zhejiang Windey Co., Ltd. (Windey) specializes in the investments and operations of wind farms and the entire life cycle of wind power projects.
Windey’s wind turbine product portfolio includes:
The company’s industry-leading technological innovation comprises:
Apart from grid-friendly technology and smart wind farm solutions, Windey is known for its innovative excellence in improvizing the daily O&M of new energy stations, reducing operating costs, and enabling predictive production and operations management.
Location: Aurich, Germany
ENERCON (ENERCON GmbH) is a leading German wind turbine manufacturer with over 30 years of experience in global wind energy projects. ENERCON provides tried-and-tested turbines in different output levels and wind class designs suitable for locations with medium and strong winds.
ENERCON’s product portfolio includes:
ENERCON also provides integrated solutions for optimal grid integration in compliance with demanding international grid codes and local grid operators’ stringent technical requirements regarding the electrical performance of wind energy converters (WECs) and wind farms (WFs).
ENERCON wind energy converters are based on the ground-breaking direct drive (gearless drive) technology, and the WEC components are built to meet the highest quality standards.
In addition, ENERCON’s modern innovation center is home to highly advanced test equipment and labs for acoustics, generator technology, power electronics, rotor blade technology, and turbine engineering.
Location: Shanghai, China
Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group Co., Ltd. (SEwind) specializes in energy equipment, industrial equipment, and full lifecycle integration services for equipment.
The company’s expertise spans wind turbine generator design and manufacturing, wind farm O&M, wind resource evaluation, wind farm asset management, and more. The company has also developed an anti-typhoon strategy to minimize wind turbine risk.
Among other products, Shanghai Electric offers the following wind power equipment:
Permanent magnet direct drive wind turbine
This wind turbine is suitable for offshore wind farms that need units with larger capacities. Advanced design enhances the overall performance and promotes the overall localization level of wind turbine equipment.
3.6/4 MW SERIES
Based on wind resources and climate conditions, Shanghai Electric provides optimized and customized designs (wind turbine blades, wind towers, etc.) and services. For example, the 3.6/4 MW SERIES wind turbine offers two options each for the hub height and rotor diameter.
Location: Chengdu, China
Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) is a prominent state-owned enterprise group that has grown into one of the world’s key players in power-generating equipment manufacturing and internal project contracting.
DEC’s comprehensive product portfolio comprises the following units:
DEC provides a full range of customized service solutions, such as overhaul and repair, O&M, upgrading and modification, spare parts, and LTAP (load technical assistance program) services.
Location: Chongqing, China
China Haizhuang is the leading company in China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC). The company is also known as China Shipbuilding Corporation Haizhuang Wind Power Co., Ltd.
CSIC is the biggest machinery group and the first company in China with a complete supply chain in the wind power sector, including:
China Haizhuang’s onshore and offshore solutions comprise:
Location: Haidian District, Beijing, China
CRRC Wind Power (Shandong) Co., Ltd. or CRRC is a large-scale wind power equipment manufacturer established by the merger of CNR and CSR. CRRC is a key player in China’s rail transit equipment manufacturing industry and offers a diverse portfolio of products like high-power locomotives and railway freight cars.
The company’s specialties comprise rolling stock, components, and other products such as construction machinery and wind turbines.
The Chinese major’s wind power equipment expertise includes:
CRCC’s wind turbine products include:
CRCC’s wind products are suitable for a variety of application environments (such as coastal and low-speed wind farms) and land conditions (such as plain and plateau).
Location: Beijing, China
United Power Technology Co., Ltd. (Guodian United Power Technology) is a well-known wind turbine full lifecycle service provider and wind power equipment manufacturer. Affiliated to the National Energy Group, the company holds the world’s highest wind power installation record in Nagqu, Tibet.
Apart from completing China’s largest overseas single wind power project in South Africa, the company continues to gain recognition for its expertise in wind turbine R&D, design, and manufacturing.
United Power’s product portfolio includes:
United Power’s smart wind farm overall solution comprises:
Precise positioning of the wind field range, high-precision wind field simulation calculations, customized tower foundation design, and an in-depth analysis of operating wind farm data are some of the other impactful features of United Power’s smart wind farm solution.
Location: Beijing, China
Sany Renewable Energy Co., Ltd. (Sany Renewable Energy or SANY) is a subsidiary of the SANY Group. SANY Group specializes in construction machines and other offerings, such as piling machinery, port machinery, road machinery, hydraulic excavators, wind turbines, and precision digital controls. SANY is among the leading wind power manufacturers.
Sany Renewable Energy’s business specialties include:
Sany Renewable Energy provides digital wind farm and O&M solutions. Its product portfolio includes:
The main advantages of these wind turbines are high cost performance, high energy production, high reliability, and a wide range of customization.
The company has three wind turbine blade production bases with 18 production lines. While a complete inspection and testing system (for raw materials, components, and full-size blades) ensures safety and reliability, an international design and development team is responsible for the lightweight product design.
Beijing Sany Intelligent Motor Co., Ltd. (“Sany Generator”) is a subsidiary of Sany Renewable Energy and specializes in manufacturing, R&D, and after-sales service for double-fed generators. The 1.5X MW-6.X MW high-speed double-fed generator (Smart Generator) adopts an advanced automation technology and modular design with a state-of-the-art solvent-free insulation system and a super dual-circuit cooling system.
Apart from wind turbine manufacturers, other companies are actively contributing to wind energy projects. For example, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group provides engineering expertise for wind turbine failure analysis, power performance evaluation, wind turbine component data analysis and diagnosis, and wind condition and load analysis.
On the other hand, TPI manufactures composite wind blades for the wind energy market. As the largest U.S.-based composite wind blade maker, TPI supports global wind turbine manufacturers.
It is interesting to note the increasing demand for small wind turbines as well. Unlike a large wind turbine (LWT) typically deployed in a wind farm, a small wind turbine (SWT) is designed for agricultural, residential, small commercial, and specific industrial applications.
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With the rise of wind energy’s share in the renewable energy mix, the upward trajectory of the global wind industry is likely to continue to ensure energy security and keep the energy transition goals on track.
The main drivers of gaining a competitive edge in wind turbine manufacturing are:
Compared to steady onshore wind additions over the years, the rapidly accelerating offshore wind market is also proving to be lucrative for manufacturers of wind turbines.
According to the GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council), “the APAC onshore markets and offshore are likely to play a bigger role in driving global growth.”
In the diverse pool of wind turbine makers, holding a dominant market position depends on strong growth in wind power capacity and commissioning of newly installed capacity, among other factors.
As the established wind turbine manufacturers leverage their expertise to tap into more opportunities, emerging players are working toward gaining a foothold in the ever-growing renewable energy industry.
Wind energy represents an inexhaustible and native source of energy. For wind turbine manufacturers, wind energy holds the potential to achieve far-reaching success and sustainability.