The global offshore wind industry shrugged off the worse impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, expanding its fleet by 15% to reach almost 32GW, from under 28GW the year before, driven by a massive build in the waters off China, according to new calculations from Rystad Energy.

The Asian superpower accounted for 39% of last year’s 4.2GW of additions of wind at sea, followed by the Netherlands (18%) and the UK (17%).