Star of the South Wind Farm Pty Ltd. has appointed Erin Coldham as the Chief Development Officer for what is to be Australia’s first offshore wind farm.
“This is a huge turning point for Australia – new jobs, industry development and a reliable source of power to secure our electricity grid. I’m proud to be part of the team progressing this important project for Gippsland, Victoria and Australia,” Coldham said.
According to the project developer, Coldham has extensive experience working with all levels of government and community on multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, bringing an understanding of the local regulatory and stakeholder environment.
“Erin brings an unrivalled local knowledge of the many issues and important stakeholders at the core of developing and building major infrastructure projects in Australia. She will play a central role in leading the project and bringing offshore wind to Australia,” said CEO Casper Frost Thorhauge.
The Star of the South offshore wind farm could comprise up to 250 turbines with a combined capacity of up to 2GW. If given the go-ahead, construction could start this year.
The project is a joint development by Australia’s Offshore Energy and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).