Offshore wind offer in the UK
Early 2015, AREVA and Gamesa finalised the creation of Adwen, a 50/50 joint venture dedicated to offshore wind, in order to become one of the leading players in the global offshore wind market and contribute to the development of this growing sector. The joint-venture is responsible for the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and services of offshore wind turbines. Combining both Gamesa and AREVA wind expertise and extensive track-record, Adwen is ideally positioned to become a leading player in the offshore wind segment, with a 2.8 GW project pipeline and the objective of garnering a market share of close to 20% in Europe by 2020.
The offshore market represents one of the most promising areas for the development of renewable energies over the next decade, particularly in the coastal countries of northern Europe, where the installed base should reach over 25 GW by 2020.
In the UK, the target is to deliver 15% of the domestic energy consumption from renewable sources, among which offshore wind could reach one fifth of the production.