NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Electric Co booked the most orders for electricity-generating gas turbines in 2018 but fell to second place for the largest and most advanced machines, behind Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, according to a closely watched report seen by Reuters and people familiar with the matter.
Demand for gas turbines has been tumbling since 2011, stoking fierce competition for deals and prompting manufacturers to slash jobs and close factories. GE is in the midst of a multi-year restructuring of its power business, which lost $808 million last year.
Rankings - Mitsubishi - Percent - Orders - Year
The latest rankings show Mitsubishi won 41 percent of the orders last year for turbines that can produce 100 megawatts or more, compared with 28 percent for GE and 25 percent for Siemens AG, according to McCoy Power Reports data.
Among newest-generation turbines, known as “post F-class,” MHPS got 49 percent of orders, compared with 34 percent for GE and 16 percent for Siemens, the data shows.
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