Join the leaders in offshore wind energy through WindEurope, Europe’s largest and most important offshore wind energy network
WindEurope is recognised globally as the voice of the European wind industry. With 450 members active in more than 40 countries, we promote wind power in Europe and worldwide. We are where all the roads of the offshore wind industry meet – our membership encompasses the full spectrum of offshore wind industry players: from wind turbine manufacturers with a leading share of the global wind power market to component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, developers, contractors, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies and consultants.
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As a WindEurope member, you can enjoy access to the platforms for the conversations and connections that are driving offshore wind forward. WindEurope membership offers unparalleled opportunities to influence the positions of the European offshore wind industry: our dedicated Offshore Wind Working Group actively works to shape EU policies in offshore wind, seeking to reduce costs and unlock Europe’s offshore potential by transforming regulatory practices. Our recently-launched Ports Platform allows members to exchange best practice and know-how, and lets offshore players engage with other,stakeholders on the opportunities and challenges that ports face as the offshore wind industry grows.
Tools and information
At WindEurope, we have the tools and the skills you need to keep up to date with all things offshore: our biannual European offshore statistics are recognised throughout the industry and media as the authoritative guide to all the ongoing trends and developments in the offshore wind sector, while our Daily Wind tool allows you to track – country by country, day by day – the amount of offshore wind in Europe’s energy mix. Not only this, but our global offshore wind database and dedicated offshore analysts are always available to provide you with all the offshore information you need going forward.
In addition to all these tools,WindEurope’s famous international events attract thousands of offshore players representing every area of the offshore sector. These events not only allow you to make contacts on the exhibition floor, they also provide you with a broad range of in-depth conference sessions offering you front-seat access to all the technological, political and market innovations that are reshaping how offshore wind works. WindEurope members also get significant discounts on exhibition bookings and conference passes.
WindEurope’s membership encompasses the full spectrum of offshore players: everyone from market leaders to small turbine component manufacturers has something to gain from WindEurope because we provide the contacts, the information and the community platforms that are shaping the future for offshore wind. We look forward to working with you.
The European Parliamentâs Committee on Industry, Research & Energy (ITRE) has voted to modernize Europe's electricity markets by approving the recast Electricity Directive & Regulation, two of the main files in the Clean Energy Package. According to WindEurope, priority dispatch, which guarantees renewables are inj..read more →
The results of the call for offshore wind tenders in the Dunkirk area in France will be released in March, said French Secretary of State SÃ©bastien Lecornu. The Dunkirk offshore wind tender will represent an additional capacity of between 250MW and 750MW in French waters. WindEurope expects the construction offshore Fr..read more →
Ãrsted, Siemens Gamesa and Sif Group currently hold the biggest slices of cakes in their respective fields, when looking at the total installed offshore wind capacity in Europe. Ãrsted is the largest owner of offshore wind power in Europe with 17% of cumulative installations at the end of 2017, followed by E.ON with 8% o..read more →
Six projects worth EUR 7.5 billion reached Final Investment Decision (FID) last year â a 60% decrease from 2016 and the first decrease in investments since 2012 â according to WindEurope, which states that the transition to auctions has resulted in a lull in FIDs and that the auctions of the last two years are expected to l..read more →
Europe added close to 3.2GW of offshore wind capacity last year, taking the total installed and grid-connected capacity from 12.6GW in 2016 to 15.8GW at the end of 2017 and thus marking a 25% increase in just one year. Including sites with partial grid connection, there are now 92 offshore wind farms in eleven European countries..read more →
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted for a renewable energy target of 35% by 2030, rather than 27% earlier proposed by the European Commission. The Parliament also voted that the member states set national targets, from which they would be allowed to deviate by a maximum of 10% under certain conditions, as wel..read more →