The boom in offshore wind projects over the past 12 months has been “nothing short of staggering”, according to analysts who have said planned developments put global capacity on track to double what was in the pipeline a year ago. This time last year, the capacity of offshore wind projects at every stage of development – operational, under construction, consented or planned – stood at 429 gigawatts (GW). That has now risen to 846GW in the developmental pipeline today, with surging Chinese investment driving the biggest rises in planned capacity. According to Renewable UK which carried out the analysis, China has the biggest offshore wind project pipeline at 98GW, the UK is in second place at 91GW, up from 55GW a year ago, and the USA is third with 80GW.
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The UK energy minister has told the industry that government will do its bit to help accelerate the deployment of offshore wind. During the second and final day of the Global Offshore Wind 2022 conference, Greg Hands said measures will be taken to reduce delays in the consenting process and build up a strong supply chain. With offshore wind having overcome the cost reduction challenge, the onus is now on developers to speed up the rollout of projects.
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