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Offshore wind installations stabilise in 2014 following record figures the previous year

EWPA's blog - Tuul February 4, 2015

EWEA Offshore Statistics 2014The European offshore wind industry saw new capacity installations decline by 84 MW (5.34%) in 2014 as the sector stabilised following record figures the previous year. In 2014, 408 new offshore turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW to the European system. An average 5,9MW offshore wind capacity in a day was installed last year.

Seven facts from EWEA 2014 European Offshore Wind Industry report:

1.      The total installed capacity for Europe now stands at 8,045MW – 74 offshore wind farms in 11 European countries.

2.      The UK accounted for over half of all new installations (54.8%) with Germany in second (35.7%) and Belgium (9.5%) making up the rest. But for 2015, Germany is expected to install more offshore capacity than the UK, which has dominated installations in Europe for the past three years.

3.      Wind turbine manufacturers TOP: Siemens (86,2% – 1278 turbines), second place Vestas 9,5% (141 turbines), then Areva (3%), Senvion (0,8%) and Samsung (0,5%).

4.       Wind farm developers TOP: WindMW 19,4%, RWE 14,1%, DONG Energy 14,0%, Iberdrola 12,1%, Stadtwerke Munchen 11,2%, EWE AG 6,6% etc.

5.      Foundation manufacturers TOP: Bladt 43,7%, Sif 24,9%, EEW 17,9%, Smulders 11%, Aker Verdal AS 1,6% ja Siag 0,9%. Monopile substructures remained the most popular substructure type  (78,8%).

6.      Last year nine wind farm projects got the funding decision, four of which were “billion projects”.

7.       Work is on-going on 12 projects.

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