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Offshore wind

Leading the global green energy transition

Offshore wind has a vital role to play in the global transition to green energy. A rapidly growing energy technology, offshore wind has huge potential around the world – potential that Ørsted is working to realise as we expand our offshore wind operations across Europe, North America, and Asia.

Ørsted leads the way

Ørsted is the global leader in offshore wind. We construct and operate offshore wind farms in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Taiwan, the UK, and the US. And it’s our aspiration to bring offshore wind energy to even more markets. Our ambition is to have installed 20-22 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.

Find out more about the size, scale, and location of our offshore wind farms 

Since pioneering the world’s first offshore wind farm in 1991, we’ve built more wind farms at sea than any other company worldwide, and broken the record for the largest wind farm in the world several times over. We have by far the largest installed capacity, the deepest technical skills, and the largest number of new projects among offshore wind developers.

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Technological pioneers

Offshore wind used to be very expensive to construct and operate. But through technological innovation, we successfully brought the cost down so that, just like onshore wind and solar energy, it’s now possible for offshore wind to generate electricity with a price per megawatt hour that is cheaper than that of newly built fossil fuel power generation in northwest Europe.
And our pursuit of technological progress is ongoing as we seek to make offshore wind energy even more competitive. Our largest offshore wind turbines now have a rotor diameter of more than 200 metres and a capacity of 11 megawatts each. 

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Expanding into floating offshore wind

As much as 80% of the global offshore wind resource potential is in waters with depths exceeding 60 metres, according to the International Energy Agency. That’s why we’re expanding into floating wind, as a complement to our seabed-fixed business.

Our vision, to create a world that runs entirely on green energy, is not one we can achieve alone. So, we’re always looking to enter new partnerships in the markets where we operate.