Europe – Offshore Wind Projects Map (9th edition)
The company is pleased to announce that the 2018 edition of the “Europe- Offshore Wind Projects” map has been released. This map shows all the Offshore Wind Projects in the European waters, including the Canary Islands. Most of the activity on the map is in northern Europe. The map has several large insets including the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands, the Borssele area of the North Sea (Netherlands/Belgium) and the North part of the Gulf of Bothnia (Sweden/Finland).
For these areas, the map shows all the current leased, licensed and designated areas for the development of wind farms. These are shown together with lease/license name and operator or applicant and generating capacity. For some small projects, we show the projects by symbol as they are much smaller. The color of the symbol indicates the status of the projects. Green is used for the proposed projects that will look for consent, Grey indicates consented projects, Navy Blue shows projects under construction and in Black are all the built projects. For floating wind projects is used a special symbol. The map also shows the major electricity interconnectors. Background information including international marine boundaries and ports are also shown. The map gives a simple good overview of the offshore wind Industry in Europe.
John Coleman, chief executive of La Tene Maps speaking on the release of the map said ” This is our 9th annual edition of this map . It is published just in time for the start of the 2018 round of offshore Wind Conferences and Exhibitions. One thing I have noticed this year is the ramping up of the number of Floating Wind Projects following the completion of the hywind proct in Scotland late last year. Whilst most are in the early development stage Floating wind looks like having a promising future and opens up the prospect of offshore wind development in countries with deeper water areas where there has been no wind farm development so far”.
The map was released today with a mail out to the major stakeholders. First public distribution is at All Energy in Glasgow Scotland, 2-3rd May, followed by the RenewableUK Global Offshore event in Manchester in June 108. Copies of the map will be available free at various renewable energy conferences and exhibitions in Europe during 2018 and 2019.
The “Europe – Offshore Wind Projects ” is also available for purchase in a variety of formats from the website www.latenemaps.com