Goldwind dominates in China – CWEA

China installed 16.09GW of new wind power capacity in 2013, up 24.1% from the preceding year, confirmed the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA) as it released rankings for the country's leading turbine suppliers.

China's cumulative installed wind capacity rose 21.4% to roughly 92.04GW.

The top 20 manufacturers accounted for 96% of the new turbines installed in 2013.

Goldwind topped the rankings, outpacing United Power by 2.26GW. It supplied 3.75GW in 2013, accounting for 23.3% of the market, while United Power added 1.48GW.

Ming Yang took third with 1.28GW installed.

Rising star Envision Energy stormed into fourth place with 1.13GW, from seventh the year before and thirteenth in 2011. XEMC shifted into fifth with 1.05GW of new capacity.

Troubled manufacturer Sinovel slid from third to seventh in 2013, supplying just 896MW to claim 5.6% of the market. It installed 1.77GW in 2012.

Chinese turbine makers dominated the top 10, but the combined market share of the top five manufacturers fell 6% from 2012 to 54.1%.

Overall, Goldwind remains China's leading turbine supplier in terms of cumulative capacity, accounting for 20.7% of the market with a total of 18.9GW installed. Sinovel ranks second with 20.7% of the market and 15.07GW installed, followed by United Power, Dongfang Electric and Ming Yang.

Vestas is China's top foreign supplier overall, with a total of 4.5GW installed by the end of 2013, or 4.9% of the market. Gamesa is the only other non-Chinese manufacturer to remain in the top 10, ranking ninth with 3.5GW installed, or 3.9% of the market.

Envision Energy edged into the top 10 last year in terms of cumulative installed capacity. It claimed 2.6% of the market by the end of 2013 with 2.4GW.

China’s offshore market continued to grow at a slow pace, with just three manufacturers — Envision Energy, Dongfang and United Power — adding a mere 39MW, and all of it at intertidal sites.

Installations in deeper water accounted for only 128.1MW of China’s 428.6MW of cumulative offshore capacity at the end of 2013, the CWEA said in an online statement.

Top 10 Wind Turbine Suppliers in China (New Capacity and Market Share, 2013)

1 Goldwind 3.75GW, 23.3%
2 United Power 1.48GW, 9.2%
3 Ming Yang 1.28GW, 8%
4 Envision Energy 1.13GW, 7%
5 XEMC 1.05GW, 6.5%
6 Shanghai Electric 1.01GW, 6.3%
7 Sinovel 896MW, 5.6%
8 CSIC (Chongqing) Haizhuang, 786.7MW, 4.9%
9 Dongfang Turbine 573.5MW, 3.6%
10 Yunda 538.75MW, 3.3%

Source: CWEA