Press Release

Global Wind Turbine Gearbox Market to Exceed $8 Billion by 2020, Wind Rotor Blades Drop to 49K Units Installed


December 18th, 2012

The global wind power market witnessed tremendous growth in 2011, as annual wind power capacity installations recovered after a slight dip in 2010. In fact, Global wind energy installed capacity increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26.5% from 74,122 Megawatts (MW) in 2006 to 240,000 MW in 2011. The wind turbine industry provides employment to over 450,000 people worldwide. Annual turbine installations are expected to grow from 39.9 Gigawatts (GW) in 2011 to 40.6 GW in 2012, against a backdrop of order intakes by major wind turbine manufacturers. During the 2012-2020 forecast period, global wind turbine installations will show steady growth, and cumulative wind power installed capacity will reach 391,985 MW by 2015 and 658,448 MW by 2020.

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Wind Turbine Gearbox and Direct Drive Systems - Global Market Size, Company Share, Gearbox Refurbishments and Key Country Analysis to 2020

The global market for wind turbine gearboxes increased from an estimated $3.2 billion in 2006 to $6.9 billion in 2011 at a CAGR of 16.8%. The gearbox market growth is due mainly to the increasing installations that are to be made in the forecast period. The average cost of a gearbox unit is also expected to decline by 2020, due mainly to the technological improvements made to gearbox equipment. Against this backdrop, the global wind turbine gearbox market is expected to reach $8.1 billion by 2020, increasing at a CAGR of 1.8% between 2006 and 2020.

The global wind turbine gearbox market, including independent suppliers and in-house manufacturers, is dominated by Winergy and China High Speed Transmission Equipment. The two companies account for a combined 51.5% share of global gearbox production for wind turbines in 2011.

Winergy leads global wind turbine gearbox production, accounting for a 27% share, followed closely by China High Speed Transmission Equipment with 24.5%. Hansen Transmissions International is the third largest company in the world with a 12% share, followed by Bosch Rexroth with 5.7%. Moventas and Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica account for respective shares of 4.8% and 4.7%.

The report provides clear understanding and deep insights into the global wind rotor blade market. It explains the key drivers and challenges impacting the market, and also provides data regarding historic and forecast growth of the wind rotor blade market, average prices, market segmentation, and competitive landscape, globally and also in key wind power countries - Germany, Spain, the UK, the US, Canada, China and India. The report also discusses the repairs and maintenance requirements of rotor blades and provides data regarding typical repair expenses and market size of blade repairs.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/gd256541-wind-turbine-gearbox-direct-drive-systems-global.html

Wind Turbine Rotor Blades - Global Market Size, Market Segmentation, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2020

Global annual wind turbine rotor blade installations increased steadily from 2006 to 2009 due to more wind farms coming online as a result of favorable governmental policies in several countries and also due to increasing environmental awareness. China and the US dominated the rotor blade market in 2011 in terms of the number of blades installed in the period. The two countries installed 37,385 and 11,085 wind rotor blades, respectively, and together contributed to more that 75% of the global wind rotor blade installations. India followed closely with 7,246 blades, contributing 11.2% of the global total of blade installations. Germany, Canada, Spain and the UK were the other countries in the market, with a significant number of blades installed, contributing 4%, 3%, 2.2% and 1.6% of global installations respectively in 2011.

The scope of this report includes: details the historic and forecast statistics for annual wind rotor blade installations and average rotor blade prices from 2006 to 2020, globally and for each of the key countries; provides technology and cost analyses for wind rotor blades and explains the different materials used in the molding of a rotor blade; covers the key growth drivers and challenges related to wind tower market globally; lists the key countries for the wind rotor blade market and their shares of wind rotor blade installations; features market shares of the leading blade manufacturers, explains the competitive landscape of wind rotor blade market and discusses the segmentation of the rotor blade market based on blade length and type of installation; discusses the changing trend of rotor diameters with technological advancements, leading to the usage of and a demand for larger wind rotor blades; discusses the rotor blades operations and maintenance market with charts representing the number of blades that are repaired each year, the average cost of a repair and the revenues generated from the rotor blade repairs each year globally, and in each of the key countries.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/gd146751-wind-turbine.html

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