Offshore Wind Technical Potential

This dataset presents the technical potential for offshore wind development at the country level, split into potential for fixed and floating foundations. The files are grouped per WB regions and delivered in PDF, .SHP, .KMZ (CRS:4326) and .EXCEL format. We recommend non-GIS users to explore the EXCEL files and PDFs that summarize the technical potential per country; furthermore, users can explore the KML files interactively in Google Earth/ Google Maps application.

Please read the METADATA file for more information on the methodology used for the spatial analysis.

This analysis was undertaken as part of the World Bank Group’s Offshore Wind Development Program which is led by ESMAP in partnership with IFC. The program is supporting the inclusion of offshore wind into the energy sector policies and strategies of WBG client countries and the delivering the technical work needed to build a pipeline of bankable projects. This work was originally created to support the program's report 'Going Global: Expanding Offshore Wind to Emerging Markets'. For more information on the report please see:

The World Bank and ESMAP do not guarantee the accuracy of this data and accept no responsibility whatsoever for any consequences of their use. The maritime boundaries do not imply on the part of the World Bank any judgement on the legal status of any territory or the endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries.

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Author Rachel Fox
Last Updated March 3, 2021, 07:46 (UTC)
Created April 21, 2020, 15:47 (UTC)
Topic Renewable energy; Resource assessments; Wind
Country Argentina; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bulgaria; Brazil; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Algeria; Egypt; Eritrea; Fiji; Honduras; Haiti; Indonesia; India; Jamaica; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Lebanon; Libya; Sri Lanka; Morocco; Madagascar; Maldives; Mexico; Myanmar; Mozambique; Mauritania; Namibia; Nicaragua; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Papua New Guinea; Poland; Romania; Senegal; Somalia; Turks and Caicos Islands; Turkmenistan; Tunisia; Turkey; Tanzania, United Republic of; Ukraine; Uruguay; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Viet Nam; Vanuatu; Yemen; South Africa
Region Africa; East Asia and Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America & Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; South Asia
Status Ongoing
Published year 2020
Start date 2019