Ørsted sits brilliantly at the top in Europe

Ørsted sits brilliantly at the top in Europe

07-02-2018 15:00:00

Ørsted is ahead of its competitors and took first place as the largest owner of offshore wind farms in Europe, while MHI Vestas had to settle for second place on the list of which company has the most wind turbines installed. Bladt took third place on the list of who has most foundations installed.

Ørsted owns 17 percent of the installed offshore wind farms and therefore takes first place followed by E.ON, Innogy and Vattenfall, all of which each own 7 percent of the market.

The five largest owners represent 42 percent of the installed capacity in Europe, according to WindEurope, who have gathered the data of the largest companies in the three separate fields.

Siemens Gamesa owns a large share of the European offshore wind turbine market, with a share of no less than 64% of the installed capacity, equivalent to 2,647 turbines, producing 10 GW. MHI Vestas holds 2nd place with 18 percent of the market with Senvion in a 3rd place with 8 percent.

In the foundation field, Sif takes 1st place with 1,020 installed foundations for offshore wind turbines, equivalent to 22.4%, while EEW takes 2nd place with 21.8%, and Bladt enters 3rd place with a share of 18 percent equivalent to 819 foundations.

Source: Offshorewind / Martime Denmark

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