Watch the Offshore Wind Report launch

To celebrate the launch of the Global Wind Energy Council’s 2021 Offshore Wind Report, industry figures got together in Shoreham, in southern England, to discuss the industry and take a look at Rampion offshore wind farm, which sits just 13km from the coast and has a capacity of 400MW.

GWEC would like to thank Siemens Gamesa, Iberdrola, Principle Power, Vaisala, Bureau Veritas, Harting Electric, DuPont and CRU for supporting the launch of this year’s report.

Key Highlights

The world installed 6.1GW of offshore wind in 2020, led by China

2020 was the second highest year for Offshore Wind installations despite COVID disruptions, following record year in 2019

Offshore wind has the biggest growth potential of any renewable energy technology but the policy environment needs to improve rapidly for offshore wind to reach international Net Zero targets

Offshore wind today is only 2% of what the world needs to get to net zero by 2050

The report forecasts 235 GW of new offshore wind capacity will be installed over the next decade under current policies. That capacity is seven times bigger than the current market size, and is a 15 per cent increase on the previous year’s forecasts.

A growing group of countries have identified Offshore Wind as a key technology for reaching climate targets, but governments now need to follow up on commitments and work with industry to allow investment to scale up rapidly

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