1Q 2018

Offshore Wind Market and Project Assessment 2017

Global and Country-Level Market Analysis, Forecasts, Wind Turbine Vendor Market Shares, and Turbine Technology Trends

All eyes are on the steady march forward of offshore wind energy. Navigant Research’s analysis indicates the global wind industry installed an estimated 3.3 GW of new offshore capacity annually in 2017, bringing the cumulative total to almost 17 GW. While the onshore wind market is larger in terms of total megawatt plant capacity added annually, offshore wind is growing more quickly. It is forecast to grow at an 11.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2017 and 2022, compared to single-digit growth rates for onshore wind.

Offshore wind is becoming more cost-effective with each competitive tender in Europe. Industry-leading countries such as the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, and Belgium are well into a transition phase to market-oriented policies. Reductions in offshore wind power purchase agreements and other price mechanisms are partly being enabled by massive wind turbines with blade rotor diameters between 150 and 180+ meters (492-590 feet). Technology improvements and cost reduction strategies are being exported globally as offshore wind is deployed around the world. Offshore wind is an abundant clean energy solution for many coastal load centers where a greater proportion of population and energy demand is located. Two floating offshore wind farms were installed in 2017, showing that a cost breakthrough with floating foundations could open new areas for offshore wind deployment.

This Navigant Research report provides a country-level analysis of all offshore wind markets, including related policies, incentives, and regulatory environments. The study assesses global wind project construction and advanced development underway. Global market forecasts for offshore wind power capacity are segmented by project status and country. Turbine vendor data is provided, including global market shares and more granular installed capacity by country and by wind turbine vendor. Also detailed are average rotor diameters and turbine nameplate ratings by installed year, along with the market share diversification of offshore foundation types.

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Tables | Charts | Figures 70

  • What policies are driving the offshore wind markets?
  • Which countries are the top offshore wind energy markets and why?
  • Which countries will be the top offshore wind energy markets by 2022?
  • What are the specific drivers and challenges for the regional offshore wind power markets?
  • What are the forecasts for wind energy development in all countries from 2018 to 2022?
  • Which companies are the top offshore wind turbine manufacturers globally?
  • What is the average wind turbine megawatt nameplate capacity installed each year?
  • What is the average wind turbine rotor diameter for turbines installed each year?
  • What types of foundations are used for offshore wind and what is the market share globally for each type?

  • Wind turbine manufacturers
  • Electricity generation utilities
  • Wind turbine component suppliers
  • Industrial manufacturers
  • Undersea cable manufacturers
  • Ocean vessel manufacturers and operators
  • Government agencies and policymakers
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Introduction

1.2   Offshore Wind Analysis

1.3   Offshore Wind Turbine Overview

2. Global Offshore Wind Markets

2.1   Global Offshore Wind Development Update

2.2   European Offshore Wind Market Overview

2.2.1   UK

2.2.1.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.2.1.2   UK Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.2.2   Germany

2.2.2.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.2.2.2   Germany Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.2.3   Denmark

2.2.3.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.2.3.2   Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.2.4   Belgium

2.2.4.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.2.4.2   Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.2.5   The Netherlands

2.2.5.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.2.5.2   Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.2.6   Sweden

2.2.6.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.2.6.2   Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.2.7   Finland

2.2.7.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.2.7.2   Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.2.8   France

2.2.8.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.2.9   Republic of Ireland

2.2.9.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.2.9.2   Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.3   Asia Pacific Offshore Wind Market Overview

2.3.1   China

2.3.1.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.3.1.2   Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.3.2   Japan

2.3.2.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.3.2.2   Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.3.2.2.1   Update on Japan’s Floating Offshore Wind Development

2.3.3   South Korea

2.3.3.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.3.3.2   Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.3.4   Taiwan

2.3.4.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.3.4.2   Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.4   North American Offshore Wind Market Overview

2.4.1   US

2.4.1.1   Offshore Wind Market and Policy Assessment

2.4.1.2   Offshore Wind Site Leases Overview

2.4.1.3   Jones Act Limitations for Offshore Wind Construction

2.4.1.4   Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Market Share by Turbine OEM

2.4.2   Canada

3. Offshore Wind Turbine Vendors

3.1   Overview of Wind Turbine Vendor Market Share

3.2   Offshore Wind Turbine Vendor Market Activity and Geographic Deployments

3.2.1   Siemens Current Market Position and Track Record

3.2.2   MHI Vestas Current Market Position and Track Record

3.2.3   Senvion Current Market Position and Track Record

3.2.4   Adwen Current Market Position and Track Record

3.2.5   Bard Current Market Position and Track Record

3.2.6   Sewind (Shanghai Electric) Current Market Position and Track Record

3.2.7   Sinovel Current Market Position and Track Record

3.2.8   Goldwind Current Market Position and Track Record

3.2.9   GE Renewable Energy Current Market Position and Track Record

3.2.10   Envision Current Market Position and Track Record

4. Technology Issues: Offshore Wind Turbine Trends

4.1   Offshore Wind Turbine Technology Trends

4.1.1   Average Offshore Wind Turbine Rotor Size Trends

4.1.2   Evolution of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation Design

4.1.2.1   Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations

5. Market Forecasts

5.1   Global Offshore Wind Forecast

5.2   Conclusions and Recommendations

6. Acronym and Abbreviation List

7. Table of Contents

8. Table of Charts and Figures

9. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

  • Offshore Wind Foundation Types and Preferred Water Depths
  • Hywind Floating Foundation Towed to Project Site
  • Hywind Siemens SWT-6.0-154 Turbine Under Construction, 2017
  • Capacity of Wind Projects Online, Under Construction, and in Planning, World Markets: 2000-2020
  • Capacity of Wind Projects Commissioned, Under Construction, and in Planning by Country, World Markets: 2000-2020
  • Top 10 Global Offshore Wind Markets, Cumulative Capacity by Country, World Markets: 2017
  • Offshore Wind Power by Contract Prices, Europe: 2017-2026
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, United Kingdom: 2000-2020
  • Installed Offshore Wind Capacity and Market Share by Turbine OEM, United Kingdom: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Germany: 2000-2020
  • Installed Offshore Wind Capacity and Market Share by Turbine OEM, Germany: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity, Denmark: 2000-2020
  • Installed Offshore Wind Capacity and Market Share by Turbine OEM, Denmark: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Belgium: 2000-2020
  • Installed Offshore Wind Capacity and Market Share by Turbine OEM, Belgium: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Netherlands: 2000-2020
  • Installed Offshore Wind Capacity and Market Share by Turbine OEM, Netherlands: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Sweden: 2000-2020
  • Installed Offshore Wind Capacity and Market Share by Turbine OEM, Sweden: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Finland: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Ireland: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, China: 2000-2020
  • Installed Offshore Wind Capacity and Market Share by Turbine OEM, China: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Japan: 2000-2020
  • Installed Offshore Wind Capacity and Market Share by Turbine OEM, Japan: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, South Korea: 2000-2020
  • Installed Offshore Wind Capacity and Market Share by Turbine OEM, South Korea: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Taiwan: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, United States: 2000-2020
  • Cumulative Capacity of Top Global Offshore Wind Turbine Vendors by Market Share, World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity of Siemens Offshore Wind Capacity by Market Distribution, World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity of MHI-Vestas Offshore Wind Capacity by Market Distribution: World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity of Senvion Offshore Wind Capacity by Market Distribution, World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity of GE Offshore Wind Capacity by Market Distribution, World Markets: 2017
  • Nameplate Rating of Commissioned and Planned Wind Turbines by Year, World Markets: 1991-2021
  • Rotor Diameter of Offshore Wind Turbines by Operational and Planned Commission Date, World Markets: 1991-2021
  • Rotor Diameter of Offshore Wind Turbines by Vendor, World Markets: 1991-2021
  • Specific Power Rating of Commissioned and Planned Wind Turbines, World Markets: 1991-2021
  • Wind Turbine Foundations by Type, World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Installation Capacity by Type of Offshore Wind Foundation, World Markets: 2000-2020
  • Yearly Installation Capacity by Type of Offshore Wind Foundation, World Markets: 2000-2020
  • Number of Turbine Installations Offshore Wind Foundation Type, World Markets: 2000-2020
  • Offshore Wind by Capacity, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Offshore Wind by Capacity, Top Countries, World Markets: 2017-2022
  • Installed Offshore Wind Capacity and Market Share by Turbine OEM, Finland: 2017
  • Installed Offshore Wind Capacity and Market Share by Turbine OEM, Ireland: 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity of Adwen Offshore Wind Capacity by Market Distribution, World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity of Bard Offshore Wind Capacity by Market Distribution, World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity of Sinovel Offshore Wind Capacity by Market Distribution, World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity of Goldwind Offshore Wind Capacity by Market Distribution, World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity of WinWinD Offshore Wind Capacity by Market Distribution, World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity of United Power Offshore Wind Capacity by Market Distribution, World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity of Sewind (Shanghai Electric) Offshore Wind Capacity by Market Distribution, World Markets: 2017
  • Cumulative Turbine Installations by Offshore Wind Foundation, World Markets: 2000-2020

  • Capacity of Wind Projects Online, Under Construction, and in Planning, World Markets: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, United Kingdom: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Germany: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Denmark: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Belgium: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Netherlands: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Sweden: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Finland: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, France: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Ireland: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, China: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Japan: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, South Korea: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, Taiwan: 2000-2020
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Capacity by Status, United States: 2000-2020
  • BOEM Awarded Offshore Wind Leases

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