Chinese wind OEMs gaining on western manufacturers

Chinese wind turbine makers like Goldwind and Envision are gaining on western producers and have secured their first breakthrough in Europe.

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China's Goldwind last year gained on Vestas as one of the world's largest wind turbine manufacturers, and it seems that western players are set to increasingly meet Chinese competition outside the Middle Kingdom.

The Chinese wind market is the world's largest, and with limited competition from western players it has enabled the nation's biggest companies to build scale and come back from lagging behind technologically compared to those in the west.

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