Turkey is planning a major entry into the offshore wind sector with a project that would be “the world’s largest”, the country’s energy minister said.

The offshore wind project forms part of a renewables push that aims to spur the build of 10GW of wind and solar plants over the next 10 years, minister Berat Albayrak told an energy conference in Istanbul.

Turkey is preparing new 1GW tenders in each source, and will include provision for storage capacity, added Albayrak.