The international energy industry must concentrate on forging a new vision of co-habitation offshore – especially with several Baltic nations’ navies – if Europe is achieve its ambition of having hundreds of gigawatts of wind power flowing into its grid by mid-century, a high-ranking executive at sector-leading developer Orsted has underlined.

Jesper Kühn Olsen, the development project director for the Danish utility off neighbouring nation Sweden, said a green-light from the military remained make-or-break for offshore wind projects in the Nordic country, while also pointing to its current work “finding solutions with the Polish military so that wind farms and military can coexist”.