Parkwind and Alinta to Jointly Develop 1+ GW Offshore Wind Farm in Australia

Alinta Energy and Parkwind, a subsidiary of JERA Nex, have agreed to join forces to develop the 1+ GW Spinifex offshore wind farm in the Southern Ocean Region Declared Area in South West Victoria, Australia.

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Under the agreement, Alinta Energy and JERA Nex, the newly launched renewable energy company created by JERA, will apply their respective expertise and capabilities to jointly develop the Spinifex project.

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The parties have identified a site for the project and will continue engaging with local stakeholders to refine their proposal and progress the project.

A map of the project area. Source: Alinta Energy

Alinta Energy MD & CEO Jeff Dimery said: ”JERA and Parkwind both have a great track-record in offshore wind and has pioneered some impressive engineering and construction techniques. We love that spirit and the launch of JERA Nex, bringing the two companies’ renewable expertise together, is exactly what we’ll need in Australia to build a new industry from the ground up.”

”The other thing that attracted us to JERA Nex was its shared vision for ensuring the project benefits communities in south west Victoria.”

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A local supply chain and industry development study completed by the project in 2023 estimated the project could contribute up to AUD 1.6 billion during the construction period and AUD 40 million per year in operation to the regional economy.

”There is huge potential for offshore wind in Australia and we’re confident that the combination of Alinta Energy’s local expertise and experience and our offshore credentials provide a strong foundation for this project,” said Francois Van Leeuw VP of Development & Construction Offshore, JERA Nex and co-CEO of Parkwind.

”We’re looking forward to working closely with the local community to bring clean, sustainable energy to Australian homes and businesses.”

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JERA Nex owns and operates seven wind farms across the world including in Belgium, Germany, the UK, Japan and Taiwan, and has a significant global pipeline.


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