[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Highlights during 77 years of development of Vestas, largest wind turbine company in the world (1945)


(worldkings.org) Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines that was founded in 1945.

The company operates manufacturing plants in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, India, Italy, Romania, the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, Brazil, Poland and the United States, and employs more than 25,000 people globally.

As of 2013, it is the largest wind turbine company in the world.

(WOWTIMES) Vestas’s history and achievements

  • 1945: Vestas was founded. Peder Hansen and others launch Vestjysk Stalteknik at first to produce appliances, later producing farm trailers, intercoolers for ship engines, and hydraulic cranes.
  • 1977: Vestas begins developing wind turbines in response to the oil crisis and growing environmental concerns.
  • 1978: Vestas introduces the first three-blade turbine.
  • 1987: Vestas is reorganized as Vestas Wind Systems A/S, specialized in wind turbines.

  • 1992: The company forms a joint venture with Gamesa in Spain.
  • 1998: Vestas goes public with a listing on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
  • 2001: The company is chosen to supply turbines for the world's first major offshore wind farm at Horns Reef in the North Sea.
  • 2003: Vestas delivers the Horns Reef platform and merged with the Danish wind turbine manufacturer NEG Micon to create the largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world, under the banner of Vestas Wind Systems.
  • 2013: Vestas made a joint venture for offshore wind turbines with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries creating MHI-Vestas, including the 7-9 MW Vestas V164, the most powerful turbine on Earth at that time.
  • 2016: Vestas was voted number 7 on the Clean200 list.
  • 2021: Vestas operated a blade recycling facility in USA.

As of 2019 Vestas has installed over 66,000 wind turbines for a capacity of 100 GW in over 80 countries on five continents. As of 9 January 2019 the company has built production facilities in more than 12 countries, among them China, Spain and the United States.


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