Consolidation in the offshore wind industry is accelerating with Siemens Gamesa’s decision to discontinue producing the Adwen AD8-180 turbine amid wider industry cost pressures that will render it increasingly difficult for smaller players to remain in the offshore game.

Siemens Gamesa needs to cut costs after its first joint company results have been disappointing, dampened by costs associated with the merger last year of Siemens Wind with its Spanish peer.