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Offshore Wind in EU Maritime Spatial Plans

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Published on 19 October 2022


This briefing presents an overview of Maritime Spatial Plans in EU countries. It analyses how much area has been allocated for different economic activities at sea, particularly offshore wind. The main findings include the allocation of approximately 52,000 sq. km for offshore wind development, equivalent to more than 220 GW. This is enough to deliver the 2030 targets but requires country-level measures (policies, financing options, supply chain development) to be set as soon as possible.