The Offshore Wind Market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 27.02 Billion in 2017 to USD 55.11 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 15.32% from 2017 to 2022. The market in Europe was estimated to be the largest market for offshore wind, followed by Asia-Pacific in 2016. This trend is expected to continue till 2022. The offshore wind market has been rapidly growing, especially in Europe as it contributed the European Union (EU) to meet its   renewable energy targets for 2020. The global demand for electric power is increasing due to various factors such as urbanization, increased industrialization, and economic development among others. Rising energy demand and energy efficiency mandates drive the demand for the offshore wind. The growth of the offshore wind market is driven by increasing share of renewable energy in power generation, energy efficiency mandates demanding carbon emission reduction, and government incentives supporting renewable energy deployment. The offshore wind is gaining acceptance due to its high capacity factor which makes it an important renewable resource to help in the reduction of CO2 emissions. Moreover, countries like China and the U.S. are also focusing on emission reduction.

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The report segments the offshore wind market on the basis of component such as turbine, substructure, and others (logistics and transportation, and assembly and installation). The turbine segment is projected to dominate the offshore wind market. This is mainly because it contains most important components such as nacelle, rotor and blades, and tower which helps to generate electricity. Moreover, turbine cost accounts for the maximum share in the overall cost of the offshore wind project. The market in Europe is the largest for turbines, where in, companies like MHI Vestas (Denmark) and Siemens AG (Germany) among others manufacture turbines with high capacity and cater the needs of wind farms all across the globe. The market in Europe is currently the largest market for offshore wind, followed by Asia-Pacific and North America. Growth in the region is primarily driven by the U.K., Germany, and Denmark. The U.K. is expected to dominate the offshore wind market.

The market in Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the second position followed by the market in Europe, due to its growing trends such as increasing urbanization and industrialization which is leading to higher demand in the power sector. The countries are focusing on power generation through renewable energy sources and the offshore wind forms an integral part of the renewable based power generation. Technological advancement and clean energy consumption would further propel wind power deployment and open up opportunities in the emerging markets of Asia-Pacific, especially in countries like China, Japan, and South Korea as they are looking for an alternative source of energy to diversify their energy mix to reduce CO2 emissions. The other major drivers include strict government regulations on energy efficiency.

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North America is estimated to be the fastest growing market for the offshore wind market from 2017 to 2022. The U.S. is the only country that had commercial offshore wind operations in this region as of 2016. This region is in the early phase of implementing offshore wind farms. They are partnering with other European countries to develop advanced technologies in order to efficiently install offshore wind turbines. According to the Department of Energy, the U.S. has the potential to produce 7,200 terawatt hours of electricity per year through offshore wind. North America is looking at renewable energy generation in a way to meet its energy needs at affordable costs and minimum environmental damage, thus, driving the market for offshore wind.

The leading players in the offshore wind market are Siemens AG (Germany), MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S (Denmark), ABB, Ltd. (Switzerland), EEW Group (Germany), Nexans (France), and A2Sea (Denmark), among others.