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China breezes to the lead of offshore wind power race

Country accounted for 80% of all new capacity in 2021

Four Chinese enterprises took the top spots in manufacturing offshore wind turbines last year.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- New offshore wind power capacity tripled worldwide in 2021, according to industry data, driven by China in a buildup that is transforming the industry.

Last year, 21.1 gigawatts of offshore wind generation was commissioned last year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council, roughly equivalent to 21 nuclear reactors.

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