Offshore optimism after stormy year

Greater Gabbard is one of a quartet of UK offshore projects that came on line last year

Greater Gabbard is one of a quartet of UK offshore projects that came on line last year

In hindsight, 2013 is likely to be viewed as a key year for offshore wind.

Developers, suppliers and investors have shown strong commitment to the sector, not least in the leading markets, the UK and Germany.

Four large projects came on line off the English coast. Greater Gabbard, Gunfleet Sands 3, Sheringham Shoal and the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, the 630MW London Array, took national installed capacity from 1.86GW to 3.32GW. They have helped cement Britain’s position as a world leader in offshore wind, which is attracting investment from a widening group of participants.

With continued government support, the UK is likely to remain the largest offshore Log in to read complete article.

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