In this report the European Wind Energy Association describes the current situation of the offshore wind industry in Europe.
In the first six months of 2014, Europe fully grid connected 224 offshore wind turbines in 16 commercial wind farms and one offshore demonstration site with a combined capacity totalling 781 MW. There are 310 wind turbines awaiting grid connection. Once connected, these will add a total capacity of over 1,200 MW. The total capacity of all the wind farms under construction is over 4,900 MW when fully commissioned.
New offshore capacity installations during the first half of 2014 were down 25% compared to the same period the previous year.