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China drives global offshore wind installation in 2022

The country accounted for 29 out of the 42 offshore wind installations globally.

Global offshore wind additions in 2022 reached 9.4 gigawatts (GW), mainly boosted by China which deployed 6.8 GW of new offshore wind capacity in 2022.

In the Global Offshore Wind Report 2022, the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) said 42 new offshore wind farms started operations globally in 2022, 29 of which were installed in China, five in Vietnam, two in Japan, and one each in the UK, South Korea, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany.

The installations bring that total global installed offshore wind capacity reached 57.6 GW.

READ MORE: China’s offshore wind to grow to 97GW by 2031: report

China is the largest offshore wind market with 25.6 GW installed capacity, accounting for 44% of the total installed capacity globally.

In terms of plants under construction, China is still leading, with 3,688 megawatts (MW) of capacity under construction by end-2022.

It is followed by the UK (2,790 MW), Taiwan (2.505 MW), the Netherlands (2,259 MW), France (993 MW), and Germany (257 MW).

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