Europe now has a total installed offshore wind capacity of 18,499 MW. This corresponds to 4,543 grid-connected wind turbines across 11 countries.
Separately, twelve new offshore wind projects reached Final Investment Decision (FID) in 2018. Investments in new assets amounted to €10.3bn. This financed 4.2 GW of additional capacity, which will come on line in the next couple of years.
Europe installed 2.6 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018
€10.3bn of investments made for 4.2 GW of additional capacity
Total capacity grew by 18% to 18.5 GW
15 new offshore wind farms were completed last year
The UK and Germany accounted for 85% of the installations: 1.3 GW and 969 MW respectively
Last year the average offshore turbine size was 6.8 MW, 15% up on 2017
The largest turbine in the world was connected in the UK (the V164-8.8 MW from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)
The world's biggest wind farm came online also in the UK (Walney 3 extension, 657 MW)