6,759 MW of offshore wind capacity went into operation during the first six months of 2022 compared to 1,627 MW during the same period a year earlier, World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) said in its Global Offshore Wind Report HY1 2022.
This growth was mainly driven by China which installed 5.1 GW of new offshore wind capacity in the first half of 2022, WFO said.
Global installed offshore wind capacity reached 54.9 GW by the end of June 2022, according to the report.
33 new offshore wind farms went into operation, meaning all turbines were installed and the first power was achieved, worldwide during the first half of 2022, of which 25 were installed in China, five in Vietnam, one in the UK, one in South Korea, and one in Italy.
China expanded its position as the world’s largest offshore wind market by far with 24.9 GW of installed capacity, more than the UK (13.6 GW), Germany (7.7 GW), and the Netherlands (3 GW) combined, WFO said.