China’s wind power supply chain is gradually trying to return to work amid ongoing coronavirus obstacles that range from quarantined workers and government red-tape to a hunt for face masks, Recharge learned from sources inside the country.

After a lockdown since the Chinese New Year holidays, the wind and wider energy sector is supposed to be among the first to get the green light to resume operations as Beijing pushes local authorities to get critical industries moving again.

The stakes are high, with research group Wood Mackenzie warning that extended disruption could halve China's expected wind installations this year, and global Siemens Gamesa confirming it is looking to India to ease reliance on the Chinese supply chain.