Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Research shows global offshore wind project pipeline exceeds 400GW

© Boskalisoffshore wind pipeline 400GW
The Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm

The total pipeline of offshore wind projects around the world currently stands at more than 400 gigawatts (GW), according to new research.

Analysis from trade body RenewableUK’s project intelligence team shows that consists of schemes which are fully operational, under construction, consented or being planned.

In terms of operational capacity, the UK retains its top spot at 10.4GW, but China is catching up at 9.4GW.

Germany stands at 7.7GW – Globally 35.3GW are fully operational.

The UK has a total pipeline of 63.2GW of offshore wind capacity.

China is marginally ahead at 64.4GW and the USA is in third place with 40.5GW.

As the pipeline includes projects at all stages of planning including early development, it cannot be assumed that all will be built, RenewableUK said.

In total, 413GW of schemes are in the pipeline.

Isabel DiVanna, RenewableUK’s executive director,  said: “Our latest Project Intelligence report demonstrates the global appetite to accelerate the deployment of offshore wind around the world.

“It’s especially useful to see where opportunities are arising for offshore wind supply chain companies in the UK to export their knowledge and expertise to new markets.

“The UK’s global lead in offshore wind means that other countries are coming to us hoping to emulate our success – that’s one of the reasons why we’re welcoming over 3,000 delegates from around the world at our Global Offshore Wind conference and exhibition in London this week.”

Recommended for you

More from Energy Voice

Latest Posts