Published on 08 February 2021
Europe now has a total installed offshore wind capacity of 25 GW. That corresponds to 5,402 grid-connected wind turbines across 12 countries.
Eight new offshore wind projects reached Final Decision Investment (FID) in four different countries during 2020, with construction due to start in the coming years. Investments in new assets accounted for €26.3bn in order to finance 7.1 GW of additional capacity.
Investments in new assets were a record €26.3bn. There was 7.1 GW of additional capacity financed.
In 2020 Europe added 2,918 MW of new capacity. The Netherlands (1,493 MW), Belgium (706 MW), the UK (483 MW), Germany (219 MW) and Portugal (17 MW) supplied this new capacity to the grid.
Europe saw nine new wind farms completed (grid-connected). One has partial grid connection and will be fully commissioned in 2021. Construction work started on six other wind farms where no turbines have yet been grid-connected.