Supply chain capacities don’t match ambitious offshore wind targets being set in Europe, where a more active industry policy is needed to ensure China does not end up equipping the coming deployment boom, top government officials and sector executives told the Baltic Sea Conference held in Berlin today (Monday).

Germany with the recent increase in its offshore wind target to 30GW in 2030 and 70GW in 2045, an update to its offshore wind act and joint plans with Denmark to turn Bornholm into an energy island in the Baltic Sea, has made clear it wants to use the full potential off its coasts, Patrick Graichen, climate state secretary at Germany’s economics and climate ministry, said.