Offshore wind power is a concept that corresponds to onshore wind and refers to wind power plants built at sea or in large lakes.
As of the end of 2016, nearly 88% (12631KW) of all offshore wind power installations in the world are located in coastal waters of 10 European countries, of which the UK is the largest offshore wind market in the world accounting for about 36%, followed by Germany with 29% ; the remaining 12% of installed capacity is mainly located in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States.
In 2016, China became the largest new wind power generation capacity in the world and the new grid-connected capacity accounted for 37% of the global total. Among them, offshore wind power added 30.2% of the global total and the offshore wind power market Activity also increased significantly. MAKE predicts that the new grid-connected offshore wind farms in China will enter the GW level in 2018.