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January 8, 2020

Offshore wind to drive 8m jobs, is key to decarbonization

The offshore wind industry is poised for dramatic growth in the coming two decades and will involve the creation of 8 million jobs globally, and it will attract $1.3 trillion of cumulative investment, leading to the build out of over 400 GW of electricity generating capacity by 2040.

This vision comes from Rethink Energy’s latest forecast entitled, “Offshore wind to drive 8m jobs, is key to decarbonization,” a comprehensive global study on the technology and key drivers behind a market which shows no signs of slowing down in the run up to 2040.

Rethink Energy predicts that by 2030, the global offshore wind capacity will have risen from 25 GW today to 164 GW, before kicking on again as floating wind turbines emerge as a separate extra market during the 2030s. This will drive annual offshore wind installations towards 30 GW a year, leaving the world with 418 GW of wind energy by 2040, providing almost 5% of global electricity.

Companies mentioned in this report

Amazon, Belgian Offshore Platform, BP, Chartwell Marine, China Longyuan, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Dominion Energy, Doosan Group, EDF, Envision, Equinor, Formosa, General Electric, Goldwind, Hitachi, International Energy Agency, KEPCO, MHI Vestas, Mitsubishi, Nordex, Orsted, RWE, Samsung Heavy Industries, Senvion, Shanghai Electric, Shell, Siemens Gamesa, Supernode, Taipower, TenneT, Vattenfall, WindEurope, World Bank, WPD

For more information contact:
Natalia Szczepanek
Client Relations and Marketing Manager
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Office: +44 (0)1179 257019

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