Date: September 8
The World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) published its HY1 2022 World Offshore Wind Power Report in which it revealed that, globally, 6,759 MW of offshore wind capacity came online during the first six months of 2022 compared to 1,627 MW during the HY1 2021.
According to the document, this growth was mainly driven by China, which installed 5.1 GW of new offshore wind capacity in HY1 2022. It also highlighted that global installed offshore wind capacity reached 54.9 GW by the end of June 2022. A total of 33 new offshore wind farms came into operation around the world during the first half of this year, of which 25 were installed in China, 5 in Vietnam, 1 in the United Kingdom, 1 in South Korea and 1 in Italy.
China expanded its position as the world’s largest offshore wind market with 24.9 GW of installed capacity, more than the UK (13.6 GW), Germany (7.7 GW) and the Netherlands (3.0 GW). ) combined. 45% of the world’s total offshore wind capacity is now installed in the Asian giant.
As for offshore wind farms under construction, China again leads the way, with a total capacity of 3,195 MW. Taiwan ranks second with a total capacity of 2,505 MW under construction, closely followed by the Netherlands (2,259 MW). The United Kingdom and France follow in fourth and fifth place with 1,590 MW and 1,473 MW under construction, respectively.
For its part, after two years without offshore wind power construction activities, the report revealed that Germany has started offshore construction work for two projects with a combined capacity of 599 MW.
Gunnar Herzig, Director General of the WFO said: “While China is clearly leading the growth in wind energy, it is excellent to see more and more countries around the world investing in it. The more international the offshore wind industry, the more robust it will be in the face of economic turmoil. WFO will continue its efforts to promote offshore wind power around the world.”
Source: Review Energy