Floating wind has been an almost exclusively European project since the Hywind prototype started turning in the Norwegian North Sea in 2009, with the world’s first array brought on line off Scotland a year ago and maiden multi-unit developments now heading for construction off the UK, Portugal and France by 2021. Japan’s vanguard Fukushima Forward demonstrator, switched on in 2014, and the now-decommissioned Kabashima pilot, almost seem like footnotes to the wider industrial trend.