China closing in on global leadership in offshore wind: RenewableUK

China could be on the verge of catching the UK as the world’s biggest offshore wind market, data from sector association RenewableUK showed Sept. 29.

The UK has 10.4 GW of offshore wind capacity installed, and China 9.4 GW, but China’s project pipeline is slightly larger than the UK’s at 64.4 GW versus 63.2 GW.

New research by RenewableUK shows that the total pipeline of offshore wind projects around the world now stands at 413 GW. The pipeline includes projects which are fully operational, under construction, consented or being planned,” it said.

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