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.
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)