But the US industrial conglomerate didn’t waste any time continuing its quest to gain muscle in the global wind industry and today announced a deal to buy Denmark-based blade specialist LM Wind Power.

The hefty $1.65bn price tag for LM is of a magnitude only the heavyweights of the sector can afford, and they are swallowing up ever larger chunks of the global wind industry.

So it seems no coincidence that the three OEMs with the largest order intake in the first half of 2016 around the globe – Vestas, GE and Siemens according to FTI data – are involved in most of the latest M&A activity across the industry: Vestas buying ISPs UpWind and Availon, Siemens purchasing Gamesa, and GE first buying Alstom’s renewables assets and now LM Wind Power.