The US is pushing hard to create a “Made in America” offshore wind industry, with multiple initiatives at the both the federal and state level linking investment into local industry as a key component of capacity awards.

Nevertheless, the vast majority of the US sector remains solidly in European hands, with European developers being financed by European banks and supplied by European manufacturers.

Chicago-based renewable energy giant Invenergy aims to change that, and led a consortium that won the rights to build an offshore wind in February’s New York Bight lease after bidding $645m at auction - the only American developer to win acreage in the $4.4bn