Vestas Wind Systems A / S is one of the world's largest wind turbine manufacturers. The oldest modern wind turbine manufacturer.
The company was founded in 1898. In 1928, the company began manufacturing metal windows for industrial buildings. In 1932, the company became an open joint stock company.
In 1945, Vestas Wind Systems A / S (abbreviated Vestas) began the production of household metal products: mixers, containers, etc. Since 1950, the company has been producing agricultural machinery. In 1960 the company employed 120 people.
In the 1970s, the company faced sales difficulties due to oil shocks. In 1978, Vestas specialists begin to develop a wind turbine.
The company installed its first wind turbine in 1979. In 1980 Vestas began serial production of 55 kW turbines. In 1983, a branch of the company in the United States, Vestas North America, Ltd. By the end of 1985, Vestas had sold 2,500 turbines in the United States.
At the end of 1986, Vestas Wind Systems A / S was established.
In November 1991, the company built its 1,000th turbine in Denmark.
1994 - the company has 765 employees.
1995 - the company builds an offshore wind turbine. For the entire 1996 the company produced wind turbines with a total capacity of 303 MW.
In 2000, Vestas occupied 32% of the global wind turbine market. The company sold 1,434 MW of wind turbines this year, while the global market was 4,500 MW.
2002 Vestas installs a prototype of its 3 MW turbine.
2003 - Vestas has a 23% share of the global wind turbine market.
In 2009, the company's share in the world market was 12.5%.
In June 2010, the company began developing foundations for offshore wind turbines to be built in areas of the sea up to 70 meters deep.
In 2010, the company ranked first in the world in terms of the total capacity of equipment produced per year - 5842 MW.
In 2011, the company disclosed details of a 7.0 MW offshore V-164 turbine, which was later re-labeled with a rated power of 8 MW.
In 2017, Vestas installed a 9.5 MW wind turbine with a blade span of 187 meters off the coast of Great Britain, which is currently the most powerful wind generator in the world.