Figures published by RenewableUK reveal UK’s floating wind energy pipeline is now the largest in the world. More floating wind projects are planned or operational in the UK than anywhere else in the world, according to data published this week by RenewableUK. In a new analysis released on Wednesday, the trade body confirmed there were 8.8GW of floating wind projects in various stages of development in the UK, a figure that represents more than 16 per cent of the total pipeline of floating wind projects under development around the world. The total size of the global pipeline of floating offshore wind projects now stands at 54GW, of which more than half – 30.9GW – is in Europe, the research reveals. The update comes in the same week as the UK government announced it has allocated a £24m budget for floating wind projects in the next Contracts for Difference clean power auction, which is scheduled to open in December.
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