The global offshore wind industry installed an impressive and record 6.1GW of new capacity in 2019, a rise of more than one third and bringing the global total up to 29GW, according to the latest official figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Europe remained the planet’s largest market for offshore wind, accounting for 59% of all new installations in 2019, while the Asia Pacific region accounted for the remaining 41% – there being only two global markets with any offshore wind capacity installed. Despite Europe’s dominance, China was nevertheless again the leader in new offshore wind installations in 2019, installing more than 2.3GW of capacity. The United Kingdom came in second with 1.8GW of newly installed capacity, with Germany in third with 1.1GW of new capacity. All other new capacity figures were below 400MW, with Denmark installing 374MW all the way down to 3MW installed off the coast of Japan.
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