Germany is lacking the necessary manufacturing capacity and skilled workers for a planned massive boost in its offshore wind build-out in coming years, key wind groups warned as they presented new figures showing a timid restart in construction of wind farms at sea last year.

RWE in late 2022 grid-connected the last turbines of its 342MW Kaskasi wind farm in the North Sea, which pushed the cumulated offshore wind capacity in Europe’s largest economy to 8.1GW,