Wind power pioneers
1976: Gamesa is incorporated under the name of Grupo Auxiliar Metalúrgico, working on the management of industrial projects and technology for emerging businesses.
1980: Bonus Energy (later to be acquired by Siemens AG) was founded in Denmark, when the irrigation system manufacturer Danregn diversified into the wind turbine business.
1981: Bonus Energy builds its first 22 kW, 10 m blade diameter turbine (that was still generating power in 2016!).
1982: Bonus Energy delivers its first turbines to the American market.
1986: Gamesa commences activities in the aerospace sector.
1990: Iberdrola invests in Gamesa.
1991: Bonus Energy builds the world's first offshore wind power plant at Vindeby, with a total capacity of 4.95 MW that can provide clean energy to around 2,000 households.
1993: Gamesa participates in the construction of a new aircraft for Embraer.
1994: Gamesa enters the wind energy sector.
1995: Gamesa installs its first wind farm in the hills of El Perdón in Spain.
1999: Installations by Gamesa reach the 1 GW mark.
2001: With projects in Portugal, France, Greece, Ireland, UK, US, China and Mexico, Gamesa’s shares are included in the Spanish blue-chip stock index, the Ibex 35.
2002: Gamesa acquires Echesa (gearboxes), Cantarey (generators), Enertrón (converters), Made and Navitas.
2002: Bonus Energy opens its Aalborg blade factory in Denmark, introducing a blade-technology called IntegralBlade®.
2003: Gamesa enters into new markets including Germany, Italy, India, Vietnam, Egypt, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Morocco.
2004: Gamesa supplies its first order to India. Its first manufacturing facilities open in the US and China.
2004: Siemens acquires Bonus Energy A/S. At that time, Bonus Energy has an installed base of 3,321 MW in 20 countries with a market share of about 9%.
2006: Gamesa disposes of its aerospace division to focus on the renewable energy business.
2007: An alliance is struck between Gamesa and the Daniel Alonso group for the manufacture of turbine towers.
2007: Siemens Wind Power celebrates the opening of a new wind turbine blade factory in Fort Madison, Iowa.
2008: Gamesa opens its first factory in India.
2009: DONG Energy (today Oersted) and Siemens Wind Power announce the largest offshore wind turbine supply agreement ever recorded for 1,800 MW.
2010: Gamesa establishes a manufacturing facility in Brazil.
2010: Siemens Wind Power opens a rotor blade and nacelle plant in Shanghai, China, and a nacelle plant in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA.
2011: Located in the Baltic, Siemens Wind Power builds Germany's first commercial offshore wind power plant which consists of 21 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.3 MW.
2013: Siemens Wind Power opens two major Research & Development facilities for wind turbine technology in Denmark and a training center in Orlando, USA.
2013: Siemens Wind Power receives the world’s largest ever order for 448 onshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,050 MW from MidAmerican Energy.
2014: Gamesa ranks as the #1 OEM in India for the first time ever.
2014: Siemens Wind Power opens a new remote diagnostics center for wind turbines, located in Brande, Denmark.
2015: Creation of Adwen, Gamesa’s joint venture in the offshore business. Entry into the solar power business in India.
2015: Siemens Wind Power launches two purpose built service operation vessels (SOV) for maintaining offshore wind power plants in Germany.
2016: Installation of Gamesa’s first offgrid prototype.