Global Offshore Wind Energy Markets: Industry Forecast 2012–2020
Authors: Sara Knight
Published: December, 2012
Pages: 164 | Tables: 16 | Figures: 98

Global Offshore Windpower Markets 2012–2020 provides strategic market intelligence and long-term market forecasts. Future planning issues, policy targets and investment opportunities are also analysed nationally and by region to complete one of the most comprehensive reports on the Global offshore market ever assembled.

Find out about

  • The future of the offshore windpower industry to 2020
  • The offshore wind power industry globally
  • Growth trends

What do you get?

  • Detailed analysis of the global offshore wind power industry
  • Market forecasts to 2020
  • Analysis of global and regional regulatory frameworks
  • Multiple tables of data and statistics

Who should buy this report?

  • Wind turbine manufacturers
  • Components and equipment providers
  • Wind maintenance and service companies
  • Utilities and wind developers seeking opportunities
  • Financial institutions assessing risk and opportunities
  • Consultancies specialising in wind industry
  • Renewables policy makers-national or regional

What’s included in the price?

  • A hard copy of the report
  • CD-Rom with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence, allowing data to be distributed throughout your organisation

How will this intelligence benefit you?

  • Stay ahead of the competition by getting the latest industry figures and analysis
  • Pinpoint growth and identify factors driving change
  • Plan for the future with confidence

Summary

Offshore wind power is at a crossroads. Having overcome the very initial phase of its young life when turbines at sea seemed a pipe dream, with a handful of large projects now up and running across northern Europe, this nascent industry is now ready to move on to the next stage.

Government policies and targets point to some 50GW of capacity in place globally by 2020, but the WPO Intelligence pipeline of projects in development—albeit in the very early stages of planning in some cases— amounts to 130GW. It will be interesting to see what is actually achieved by that date.

Unlike onshore wind and solar, offshore wind power does not lend itself to small-scale, piecemeal development. It requires large amounts of capital investment, solid project management skills and a plethora of contractors and suppliers to deliver a complex web of products and services.

Now that proof of concept has been achieved with a sizeable number of medium-sized projects up and running or approaching completion around Europe and in China, the big challenge for the industry is to persuade governments and investors that much larger projects further away from shore are also viable.

With a number of floating foundation pilot projects currently in place, the next big step will be to install and operate turbines in much deeper waters. This would open up opportunities in a far wider range of locations.

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