China’s fast-approaching supremacy at the top of the global offshore wind capacity table is set to spin off a “second narrative” as the Asian superpower’s domestic turbine makers begin to commercially colonise international markets for the first time, going head-to-head with western OEMs, according to the managing director of industry advocacy body World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO).

Gunnar Herzig, speaking to Recharge in advance of the release of the WFO’s latest Global Offshore Wind report, expects explosive growth off China – which though still behind the UK and Germany in operational capacity with 7.1GW,