The average rated capacity of turbines installed in 2020 was 8.2 megawatts (MW), with two-thirds of the wind farms with offshore works in 2020 using turbines larger than this, according to WindEurope's report released on Monday.
In the Offshore Wind in Europe - Key Trends and Statistics 2020 report, the average size of wind farms was 788 MW, 26% larger than last year.
In Europe, 5,402 offshore wind turbines connected to the grid, totaling 25,014 MW of installed power capacity.
The average distance to shore was 52 kilometers and with a water depth of 44 meters.
'The Hollandse Kust Noord V was the only auction this year – a consortium of Shell New Energies and Eneco won,' the report stated.
In addition, GE Renewable Energy received the largest order for wind turbines, from SSE and Equinor for the Dogger Bank in the UK. The project will feature 190 GE Haliade-X 13 MW turbines.
By Gulsen Cagatay