Denmark's Vestas received its highest ever wind order intake in 2018 totaling 14.2 gigawatts, the company announced in its latest Feb. 7 report.
The report showed that 11.17 gigawatts of orders were received in 2017. The company's gains from orders amounted to €10.6 billion in 2018, compared to €8.9 billion in 2017.
"2018 was a year of many highlights. We broke our order record; we entered into new markets; we introduced new technology solutions; expanded our footprint and ramped up manufacturing," Bert Nordberg, chairman of Vestas said.
"To us, the biggest highlight in 2018, which we are very proud of, was that we became the first company to install 100 GW of wind turbines when we completed the 250 MW Arbor Hill project in the U.S. for MidAmerican Energy Company," Nordberg added.
From the total orders, 6.27 megawatts came from the Americas, 5.6 megawatts from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, while the company received 2.34 megawatts from the Asia Pacific region.
By Murat Temizer