15 February 2016
The European offshore wind industry – key trends and statistics 2015
3,018.5 MW of new offshore wind power capacity was connected to the grid during 2015 in Europe, a 108.3% increase over 2014 and the biggest yearly addition to capacity to date.
- 419 new turbines were erected in 2015. Seven turbines were decommissioned in the UK and Sweden, resulting in a net addition of 412 turbines.
- 53 of these turbines equivalent to 277 MW are awaiting grid connection.
- 14 projects were completed in 2015. Work is on-going on six projects in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
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