Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the crisis that followed in its wake has left European leaders more convinced than ever before that wind power has a critical role to play not just in combating the climate emergency but in bolstering energy security across the continent and beyond.

Heightened ambitions such as Brussels’ vast REPowerEU initiative that foresees massive expansion of wind capacity, however, have yet to trickle down into an order-book boom for turbine makers including Denmark’s Vestas and Spanish-German combine Siemens Gamesa, and fears are growing that it will be Chinese OEMs and its supply chain – and not Europe’s – that ends up benefiting most from the coming rise in demand.