Industry executives at the opening of the Windforce 2019 conference in Bremerhaven, Germany, slammed the government in Berlin for not raising 2030 offshore wind targets or enabling short-term additional capacity – and threatened to build wind farms at sea elsewhere instead.

“Luckily, we can go to another market. If Germany or Europe doesn’t work for us, we can build projects elsewhere,” said Hannah König, head of wind and maritime technology at German utility EnBW.

König added that her company a few months ago opened an office in Taiwan, one last week in New Jersey, and very shortly will open another US office in Boston.