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IEA-RETD has released a report on securing the supply chains of wind power.

The RE-SUPPLY study concludes that the deployment of offshore wind appears much more vulnerable to supply chain bottlenecks than onshore wind, with several constraints affecting mostly, if not exclusively, offshore development (shortage of carbon fibre, lack of skilled personnel, shortage of vessels and port infrastructure). One of the most important solutions to tackle the highly critical bottlenecks in the wind supply chain is clear and long-term support policies that could de-risk the high capital investment required to expand supply chain capacity. It is important for industry to continue to develop alternative designs to reduce the need for carbon fibre and rare earth materials. The RE-SUPPLY study argues that impact and the likelihood of occurrence of almost all of the bottlenecks identified can be reduced significantly, if not eliminated, by appropriate combinations of industry and policy measures. The RE-SUPPLY project was carried out by E4tech Ltd and Avalon Consulting.
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