Tendering volumes must rise rapidly and more areas need to be made available in the North and Baltic Seas to reach the new German government’s 30GW offshore wind target by 2030 – up from the 20GW previously envisaged – and boost employment in the supply chain, the country’s offshore wind sector warned.

The industry blamed policy missteps by the previous administration of Chancellor Angela Merkel for a complete standstill in the country’s wind expansion at sea last year – that froze Germany’s cumulative offshore wind capacity at 7.8GW