New CEO Mads Nipper said Orsted is set to “look seriously” at floating wind opportunities in areas such as Scotland and California as the global leader in fixed-foundation turbines seeks to exploit the “great potential” of floating technology.

Orsted, which has led the charge to deploy fixed-bottom offshore wind over the last decade and will have 15GW operating by 2025, has been more cautious than its peers in announcing plans for the floating sector, which some analysts believe will eventually outstrip foundations as the biggest source of energy from wind at sea.