In China, approximately 45 gigawatts (GW) of offshore projects have been approved for commissioning before 2022; however, the needed infrastructure is missing, according to Wood Mackenzie. A lack of offshore wind supply chain and installation equipment is expected to slow the projects. Bottlenecks in vessel supply are the main barrier. With a few purpose-built wind installation vessels in operation now in the domestic market, developers will struggle to meet the grid connection deadline for all of the approved projects. Are you surprised about the potential problems? What do you see as possible solutions?
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