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Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market Size - By Turbine Rating (≤ 2 MW, >2 to 5 MW, >5 to 8 MW, >8 to 10 MW, >10 to 12 MW, > 12 MW), By Component (Turbine, Support structure, Electrical Infrastructure), By Installation, By Depth & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6165
  • Published Date: Jul 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Europe Offshore Wind Energy  Market Size

Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market size was valued at more than USD 33.88 billion in 2023 and is expected to register at 19.9% CAGR from 2024 to 2032. The global market for offshore wind energy is anticipated to cross a valuation of USD 266.8 Billion during the forecast period.

Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market

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COVID- 19 Impact

The COVID- 19 pandemic has made a significant impact on the worldwide economy causing delays and disruptions in the development and construction of offshore wind projects. Various supply chain disruptions along with temporary shutdowns of manufacturing facilities have affected the project timelines and led to many construction delays. Many European governments have recognized the offshore wind sector as a key driver for economic recovery and green transition. Stimulus packages and government support programs have been introduced to accelerate offshore wind development, creating opportunities for project pipelines and investment.

Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market Trends

Rising investments by both private and public sectors to encourage the growth of offshore wind energy market growth in Europe along with growing reliance on the fossil fuel imports along with increasing volatility of the energy sector will strengthen the industry landscape. Offshore wind energy provides a domestic, renewable energy source that reduces dependence on fossil fuel imports, contributing to greater energy independence for European countries. Moreover, modern technological advancements supporting the steady decline in the costs of the offshore wind energy will complement the business statistics.

Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market Analysis

Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market Size, By Turbine Rating, 2021-2032 (USD Million)
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>12 MW offshore wind energy market is expected to exceed USD 3.8 billion by 2032. Growing advancement in the turbine design, materials, along with manufacturing processes will support the development of larger, efficient and reliable turbines coupled with larger economies of scale leading to decrease in the per unit cost of energy produced will contribute to the market outlook. Rising investment for grid expansion and interconnection projects to accommodate the growing installation of offshore wind energy projects will augment the business landscape. Moreover, availability of robust grid infrastructure enables the connection of larger turbines, thereby facilitating the transmission of renewable electricity to the consumers.

Support structure offshore wind energy market in Europe is projected to expand at 18% growth rate between 2023 and 2032. It refers to the foundation and substructure that provides stability and structural integrity and are designed to withstand the dynamic loads imposed on the turbine, comprising wind, waves, and currents. Further, they include transition pieces that connect the foundation to the turbine tower. These provide a smooth transition between the foundation and the tower and often house the electrical and control equipment. The selection of the support structure depends on various factors including water depth, seabed conditions, wind conditions, along with project-specific requirements.

Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market Share, By Installation, 2022
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Floating offshore wind turbines industry is set to depict 49% growth through 2032. Significant advancements in the technology including floating platform design, mooring systems, and dynamic control mechanisms will support enhance the efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of wind turbines, thereby strengthening the market landscape. Learning curves, economies of scale, and technology advancements are likely to drive down the costs of floating wind projects, making them increasingly competitive with other energy sources and help diversify the energy mix and reduce dependence on the traditional fuels.

Europe >0 ≤ 30 m floating offshore wind energy market is estimated to amass USD 64.7 billion by 2032 due to increasing public and private mergers and contracts accompanied by growing investments across floating offshore wind energy for the project deployment. The capability to offer higher potential along with competitive energy transition has enhanced the development of offshore wind projects at ≤ 30 m depth levels. The developed projects in this water depth offers huge prospective for grid connectivity and are economical as compared to the high-water depth’s projects developed, thereby augmenting the product penetration.

Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market Size, By Country, 2021-2032 (USD Million)
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Europe offshore wind energy industry is poised to attain 18% gains during 2023 to 2032. Ambitious renewable energy targets to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change and growing technological advancements including larger & more efficient turbines will foster the industry statistics. For instance, Denmark set a target to have 7.7 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, reaching 100% renewable energy consumption by 2050. Further, implementation of supportive policies and regulatory frameworks to incentivize the development of these projects comprising of feed in tariff, tax incentives and competitive auctions among others will accompaniment the market expansion in the region.

Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market Share

Operating manufacturers across the European offshore wind energy market are actively involved in inorganic strategic ventures & mergers to capture business share. Eminent players operating in the business landscape comprise of:

  • Envision Group
  • Senvion
  • RTS Wind AG
  • Suzlon Energy Limited
  • WEG
  • Global Energy (Group) Limited
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Ørsted
  • Prysmian Group
  • Nexans
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd
  • LS Cable & System Ltd
  •  ENESSERE S.r.l.
  • Vestas,
  • General Electric
  • Goldwind
  • Simply Blue Group
  • Enercon GmbH.

Europe Offshore Wind Energy Industry News

  • In June 2023, Ørsted entered into a sustainable strategic agreement with Vestas to procure low carbon steel blades and towers in all their joint offshore wind projects. It will further include the commercial production of blades made from recycled materials. This would support the company address the set decarbonization goals and targets.
  • In May 2023, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy partnered with Repsol to supply 40 SG onshore wind turbines for wind farms in Spain. The 5 MW turbines would total the windfarm capacity to 200 MW. In addition, Repsol will include eight windfarms employing SGRE technology totaling to 324 MW.

This Europe offshore wind energy market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of ‘MW & USD Million’ from 2023 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Turbine Rating

  • ≤ 2 MW
  • >2 to 5 MW
  • >5 to 8 MW
  • >8 to 10 MW
  • >10 to 12 MW

Market, By Component

  • Turbine
  • Support Structure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Others

Market, By Installation

  • Floating
  • Fixed

Market, By Depth

  • ≤ 30 m
  • >30 m to 50 m
  • > 50 m
  • >12 MW

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

  • Germany
  • Spain
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • Poland
  • Denmark
  • Portugal
  • Netherlands
  • Ireland
  • Belgium


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Srishti Agarwal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of Europe offshore wind energy reached USD 33.88 billion in 2023 and is poised to expand at 19.9% CAGR during 2024 – 2032, on account of unexplored wind energy potential along with expansion of available wind sources.
The Europe floating offshore wind turbines sector is expected to register over 49% growth rate till 2032, owing to significant advancements in the technology including floating platform design, mooring systems, and dynamic control mechanisms.
Ambitious renewable energy targets to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change is propelling the demand for setting up new wind energy fields in Denmark, adding to the overall business valuation.
Envision Group, Senvion, RTS Wind AG, Suzlon Energy Limited, WEG, Global Energy (Group) Limited, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Ørsted, Prysmian Group, Nexans, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., LS Cable & System Ltd. among others.

Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 531
  • Countries covered: 12
  • Pages: 300
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