List of offshore wind farms

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The locations of 23 of the 25 largest operational offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
List of offshore wind farms
The locations of the European 23 of the world's 25 largest operational offshore wind farms

This page lists the top 25 offshore wind farms that are currently operational rated by nameplate capacity. It also lists the 10 largest offshore wind farms currently under construction, the 10 largest proposed offshore wind farms, and offshore wind farms with notability other than size.

As of August 2013 the London Array in the United Kingdom is the largest offshore wind farm in the world at 630 MW. This is followed by the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm (504 MW), also in the UK. The Gwynt y Môr wind farm (576 MW) is the largest project currently under construction.

The biggest producer of wind energy is the Greater Gabbard wind farm. In 2012 it produced 1,195 GigaWatt-hours (GWh). The second largest producer is Horns Rev 2 with 956 GWh produced in 2012. In terms of total production since introduction Horns Rev 1 remains the largest with 5,877 GWh produced since the park opened. Nysted 1, also in Denmark, is the second largest wind farm in the world in terms of total energy produced. Nysted 1 has produced 5,097 GWh since its start. Third is Horns Rev 2 with 2,959 GWh produced.[1]

Top 25 operational offshore wind farms[edit]

This is a list of the top 25 offshore wind farms that are currently operational, rated by nameplate capacity. In the case of a tied bottom place in the table, the wind farm with the earliest commissioning date is used.

Wind farm Total
(MW)
Location Site coordinates Turbines & model Commissioning
Date
Refs
London Array 630 United Kingdom 51°38′38″N 01°33′13″E / 51.64389°N 1.55361°E / 51.64389; 1.55361 (London Array) 175 × Siemens 3.6-120 2012 [2][3][4]
Greater Gabbard 504[5] United Kingdom 51°52′48″N 1°56′24″E / 51.88000°N 1.94000°E / 51.88000; 1.94000 (Greater Gabbard wind farm) 140 × Siemens 3.6-107 2012 [6][7][8]
Anholt 400 Denmark 56°36′00″N 11°12′36″E / 56.60000°N 11.21000°E / 56.60000; 11.21000 (Anholt Offshore Wind Farm) 111 × Siemens 3.6-120 2013 [9][10][11][12]
BARD Offshore 1 400 Germany 54°22′N 5°59′E / 54.367°N 5.983°E / 54.367; 5.983 (BARD Offshore 1) 80 × BARD 5.0 2013 [13][14][15]
West of Duddon Sands 389 United Kingdom 53°59′02″N 3°27′50″W / 53.98389°N 3.46389°W / 53.98389; -3.46389 (West of Duddon Sands) 108 × Siemens SWT-3.6-120 2014 [16][17]
Walney
(phases 1&2)
367.2 United Kingdom 54°02′38″N 3°31′19″W / 54.04389°N 3.52194°W / 54.04389; -3.52194 (Walney Wind Farm) 102 × Siemens SWT-3.6-107 2011 (phase 1)
2012 (phase 2)
[18][19]
Thorntonbank
(phases 1-3)
325 Belgium 51°33′00″N 2°56′00″E / 51.55000°N 2.93333°E / 51.55000; 2.93333 (Thorntonbank phases 1&2&3) 6 × Senvion 5MW,
48 × Senvion 6.15MW
2009 (phase 1)
2012 (phase 2)
2013 (phase 3)
[20][21][22][23]
Sheringham Shoal 315 United Kingdom 53°7′N 1°8′E / 53.117°N 1.133°E / 53.117; 1.133 (Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm) 88 × Siemens 3.6-107 2012 [24][25]

[26] [27]

Thanet 300 United Kingdom 51°26′N 01°38′E / 51.433°N 1.633°E / 51.433; 1.633 (Thanet Offshore Wind Project) 100 × Vestas V90-3MW 2010 [28][29]
DanTysk 288 Germany 55°9′00″N 7°10′30″E / 55.15000°N 7.17500°E / 55.15000; 7.17500 (DanTysk) 80 × Siemens SWT-3.6-120 2014 [30]
Meerwind Süd / Ost 288 Germany 54°23′00″N 7°42′00″E / 54.38333°N 7.70000°E / 54.38333; 7.70000 (Meerwind Süd / Ost) 80 × Siemens SWT-3.6-120 2014 [31]
Lincs 270 United Kingdom 53°11′00″N 00°29′00″E / 53.18333°N 0.48333°E / 53.18333; 0.48333 (Lincs Wind Farm) 75 × 3.6MW 2013 [32]
Northwind 216 Belgium 51°37′08″N 02°54′03″E / 51.61889°N 2.90083°E / 51.61889; 2.90083 (Northwind) 72 × Vestas V112-3.0MW 2014 [33]
Horns Rev 2 209.3 Denmark 55°36′00″N 7°35′24″E / 55.60000°N 7.59000°E / 55.60000; 7.59000 (Horns Rev 2) 91 × Siemens 2.3-93 2009 [34]
Rødsand II 207 Denmark 54°33′0″N 11°42′36″E / 54.55000°N 11.71000°E / 54.55000; 11.71000 (Nysted Wind Farm) 90 × Siemens 2.3-93 2010 [35][36]
Chenjiagang
(Jiangsu) Xiangshui
201 China 34°29′00″N 119°52′00″E / 34.48333°N 119.86667°E / 34.48333; 119.86667 (Jiangsu Xiangshui Wind Farm) 134 × 1.5MW 2010 [37][38]
Lynn
and Inner Dowsing
194 United Kingdom 53°07′39″N 00°26′10″E / 53.12750°N 0.43611°E / 53.12750; 0.43611 (Lynn and Inner Dowsing) 54 × Siemens 3.6-107 2008 [39][40][41][42]
Robin Rigg
(Solway Firth)
180 United Kingdom 54°45′N 3°43′W / 54.750°N 3.717°W / 54.750; -3.717 (Robin Rigg Wind Farm) 60 × Vestas V90-3MW 2010 [43]
Gunfleet Sands 172 United Kingdom 51°43′16″N 1°17′31″E / 51.72111°N 1.29194°E / 51.72111; 1.29194 (Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm) 48 × Siemens 3.6-107 2010 [44][45]
Nysted (Rødsand I) 166 Denmark 54°33′0″N 11°42′36″E / 54.55000°N 11.71000°E / 54.55000; 11.71000 (Nysted Wind Farm) 72 × Siemens 2.3 2003 [39][46][47]
Bligh Bank (Belwind) 165 Belgium 51°39′36″N 2°48′0″E / 51.66000°N 2.80000°E / 51.66000; 2.80000 (Bligh Bank Offshore Wind Farm) 55 × Vestas V90-3MW 2010 [48]
Horns Rev 1 160 Denmark 55°31′47″N 7°54′22″E / 55.52972°N 7.90611°E / 55.52972; 7.90611 (Horns Rev) 80 × Vestas V80-2MW 2002 [39][46][49]
Ormonde 150 United Kingdom 54°6′N 3°24′W / 54.100°N 3.400°W / 54.100; -3.400 (Ormonde Wind Farm) 30 × Senvion 5M 2012 [7][50][51]
Longyuan Rudong
Intertidal
Demonstration
150 China 32°30′N 121°15′E / 32.500°N 121.250°E / 32.500; 121.250 (Longyuan Rudong) 21 × Siemens 2.3-93;
20 × Goldwind 2.5MW
17 × Sinovel 3W
2 × CSIC HZ 5.0-154 Prototype
2011 (phase 1)
2012 (phase 2)
[52][53][54][55]
Princess Amalia 120 Netherlands 52°35′24″N 4°13′12″E / 52.59000°N 4.22000°E / 52.59000; 4.22000 (Princess Amalia Wind Farm) 60 × Vestas V80-2MW 2008 [39][56]

Top 10 under construction[edit]

This is a list of the 10 largest offshore wind farms currently under construction.

Wind farm Total
(MW)
Country Coordinates Turbines
& model
Completion Refs
Gwynt y Môr 576 United Kingdom 53°28′00″N 3°36′00″W / 53.46667°N 3.60000°W / 53.46667; -3.60000 (Gwynt y Môr wind farm) 160 × Siemens SWT-3.6-107 2015 [57][58]
Global Tech I 400 Germany 54°30′00″N 6°21′30″E / 54.50000°N 6.35833°E / 54.50000; 6.35833 (Global Tech I) 80 × Areva Multibrid M5000 5MW 2015 [59][60]
Borkum Riffgrund 1 312 Germany 54°54′0″N 07°45′00″E / 54.90000°N 7.75000°E / 54.90000; 7.75000 (Borkum Riffgrund 1 Wind Farm) 78 × Siemens SWT-4.0-120 2015 [61][62]
Nordsee Ost 295 Germany 54°26′00″N 7°41′00″E / 54.43333°N 7.68333°E / 54.43333; 7.68333 (Nordsee Ost) 48 × Senvion 6M 2015 [63][64]
EnBW Baltic 2 288 Germany 54°58′24″N 13°10′40″E / 54.97333°N 13.17778°E / 54.97333; 13.17778 (EnBW Baltic 2) 80 × Siemens SWT-3.6-120 2015 [65][66]
Amrumbank West 288 Germany 54°30′0″N 07°48′00″E / 54.50000°N 7.80000°E / 54.50000; 7.80000 (Amrumbank West Wind Farm) 80 × Siemens SWT-3.6-120 2015 [67][68]
Butendiek 288 Germany 53°58′0″N 06°33′00″E / 53.96667°N 6.55000°E / 53.96667; 6.55000 (Butendiek Wind Farm) 80 × Siemens SWT-3.6-120 2015 [69][70]
Humber Gateway 219 United Kingdom 53°38′N 0°17′E / 53.633°N 0.283°E / 53.633; 0.283 (Humber Gateway Wind Farm) 73 × Vestas V112-3 MW 2015 [71][72]
Westermost Rough 210 United Kingdom 53°48′N 0°9′E / 53.800°N 0.150°E / 53.800; 0.150 (Westermost Rough Wind Farm) 35 × Siemens SWT-6.0-154 2015 [73]
Trianel Borkum
West II
(Phase 1)
200 Germany 54°2′30″N 6°28′0″E / 54.04167°N 6.46667°E / 54.04167; 6.46667 (Trianel Borkum West II) 40 × Areva Multibrid M5000 5MW 2015 [74]

Top 3 biggest producers of energy[edit]

This is a list of the 3 largest offshore wind farms by actual energy production since commissioning.

Wind farm Production 2012
(GWh)
Total production
(GWh)
Country Turbines
& model
Official start Refs
Horns Rev 1 676 5877 Denmark 80 × Vestas V80 2.0 MW 2002 [1]
Nysted 1 575 5097 Denmark 72 × Bonus 2.3 MW 2003 [1]
Horns Rev 2 956 2959 Denmark 91 x Siemens 2.3 MW 2009 [1]

Top proposed wind farm areas[edit]

The following table lists largest offshore wind farm areas (by nameplate capacity) that are only at a proposal stage, and have achieved at least some of the formal consents required before construction can begin.

Wind Farm Total
(MW)
Country Coordinates Consents Refs
Blekinge Offshore 2,500 Sweden 55°56′15″N 14°59′37.3″E / 55.93750°N 14.993694°E / 55.93750; 14.993694 (Blekinge Offshore) Awaiting decision of environmental court [75]
Korea Offshore 2,500 South Korea Korean Government Approved [76]
Moray Firth 1,300 United Kingdom Crown Estate Round 3 [77]
Creyke Beck A 1,200 United Kingdom 54°43′28.63″N 2°46′06.80″E / 54.7246194°N 2.7685556°E / 54.7246194; 2.7685556 (Dogger Bank) Crown Estate Round 3 [78][79]
Creyke Beck B 1,200 United Kingdom Crown Estate Round 3 [78][79]
East Anglia (formerly Norkfolk Bank) 1,200 United Kingdom Crown Estate Round 3 [77][80]
Irish Sea 1,200 United Kingdom Crown Estate Round 3 [77]
Teesside A 1,200 United Kingdom Crown Estate Round 3 [78][79]
Teesside B 1,200 United Kingdom Crown Estate Round 3 [78][79]
Triton Knoll 1,200 United Kingdom Crown Estate Round 2 [81]

Other notable offshore wind farms[edit]

Wind Farm Country Coordinates Year Notability Refs
Vindeby Denmark 1991 First offshore wind farm; 11 × Bonus 450 kW [39][46][82][83][84][85]
Beatrice United Kingdom 58°7′48″N 3°4′12″W / 58.13000°N 3.07000°W / 58.13000; -3.07000 (Beatrice Wind Farm) 2007 2 × Senvion 5MW prototype turbines, deepest fixed-foundation at 45-metre water depth [86][87][88]
Hywind Norway 2009 First full-scale, deep-water floating turbine: Siemens 2.3 MW turbine in 220 meter-deep water [89][90]

See also[edit]

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