Alongside giants such as Orsted, Equinor and Shell, Italy’s Renexia is something of an American offshore wind curiosity – but Salvo Vitale, country manager for its US Wind subsidiary, is brimming with confidence over his company’s Maryland project and the future direction of the industry.

With barely a decade of corporate existence, a modest project portfolio at home and in North Africa, and limited name recognition in the US, Renexia would seem an unlikely leader in an industry full of giant electric utilities, global independent power producers and major oil companies.