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The European offshore wind industry – key trends and statistics 2016

Overview

Offshore wind in Europe saw a net 1,558 MW of additional installed grid-connected capacity in 2016. This was 48% less than in 2015. A net addition of 338 new offshore wind turbines across six wind farms were grid-connected from 1 January to 31 December 2016.

Europe now has a total installed capacity of 12,631 MW from 3,589 grid-connected wind turbines in 10 countries.

11 projects, worth €18.2bn, reached Final Investment Decision (FID), a 39% increase over 2015. This represents 4,948 MW of new capacity.

Findings

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Offshore wind in Europe saw a net 1,558 MW of additional installed grid-connected capacity in 2016. This was 48% less than in 2015.

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A net addition of 338 new offshore wind turbines across six wind farms were grid-connected from 1 January to 31 December 2016.

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Europe now has a total installed capacity of 12,631 MW from 3,589 grid-connected wind turbines in 10 countries.

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11 projects, worth €18.2bn, reached Final Investment Decision (FID), a 39% increase over 2015. This represents 4,948 MW of new capacity.

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