A record 5.2GW of new offshore wind capacity was added worldwide last year, with the global fleet expanding to 32.5GW, according to the latest calculations from industry advocacy body World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO).

Fifteen new projects were brought into operation over 2020, a step-up of almost 20% compared to 2019, with wind farms off the UK, China, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands and the US all adding at-sea plant, taking the total number of operational developments to 162.