The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has the raw ingredients to become a leading centre in the global floating wind industry but needs to see urgent action to ensure readiness for first planned projects to enter construction as soon as 2028, says a major new supply chain report on the sector.

NSW’s Hunter and Illawarra regions, respectively north and south of Sydney, have key basic infrastructure in place such as deepwater ports and grid connectivity, along with an established industrial base in key areas such as steel and marine engineering, according to the study, Energising Australia with offshore wind: Supply chain and investment opportunities.