Siemens Turbines Rule Offshore Wind in 2015

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) annual rankings, Siemens was the number one offshore wind turbine manufacturer last year by a wide margin.

The company commissioned 2.6GW in 2015, more than four times the second-ranked Adwen, a joint venture between Gamesa and Areva, BNEF said.

Offshore wind statistics published by EWEA have also shown Siemens’ domination last year, with the company accounting for 60% of the 2015 market in terms of net annual installations.

Furthermore, according to a report by DEWI, Siemens accounted for 100% of newly installed offshore wind turbines in Germany.

The company recently received the final type certification for its 7MW offshore wind turbine from DNV GL.

Today, EnBW announced that it appointed Siemens as the supplier of 7MW turbines and accompanying foundations for its Hohe See wind farm.