The US’ first offshore wind-ready steel mill – Nucor’s $1.9bn state-of-the-art facility in western Kentucky – recently rolled out its first plate, filling a critical need for the domestic sector supply chain.

S&P Global Platts forecasts that global wind industry steel consumption will double by 2030 to reach 144 million tonnes on an anticipated 960GW buildout.

The Brandenburg facility in the country’s interior will be among the few mills worldwide capable of manufacturing at scale the heavy gauge plate used in wind tower monopile foundations.