Search results for: Star of the South

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  • 25 November 2021
    Authorities

    Australia’s Parliament has endorsed a package of new laws establishing the regulatory framework around electricity infrastructure projects in Commonwealth waters. The three bills passed the final stage in the Senate on Thursday, 25 November. ”This legislation will accelerate a number of key projects already under development – projects that include the Star of the South, […]

  • 23 November 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project, has entered a AUD 43.1 million (around EUR 27.7 million) partnership with the Victorian government to progress key development activities and kick-start a local offshore wind industry. This partnership will see the Star of the South invest AUD 23.6 million and the Victorian Government contribute AUD […]

  • 17 August 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    The developers of the Star of the South wind farm offshore Australia are starting work on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the up to 2.2 GW project. These are the most detailed environmental assessments a project can go through in Australia with specialists undertaking 25 technical studies to […]

  • 10 January 2022
    Jobs & Recruitment, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project, has posted three job vacancies looking for Head of Approvals, Senior Land Advisor, and Compliance Officer. The project’s Head of Approvals will manage the approvals team, strategy and project budget for this area. Senior Land Advisor will work with landholders and other stakeholders during the land […]

  • 2 September 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The government of Australia has introduced legislation that will allow offshore wind projects to be built in Commonwealth waters. The Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 will allow the government to designate Offshore Electricity Areas in Commonwealth waters more than three miles offshore. The legislation will also create a licensing regime to permit exploration, construction, and […]

  • 23 November 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The government of Australia’s state of Victoria is providing a funding boost of AUD 40 million (around EUR 25.7 million) divided between three offshore wind projects aimed at driving jobs and bringing forward the next wave of renewable energy opportunities. As part of the Energy Innovation Fund, the Victorian Government is kickstarting three major offshore […]

  • 19 October 2021
    Authorities

    Australian Senate’s Environment and Communications Legislation Committee has endorsed the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 and the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2021, introduced last month by the country’s Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor. The committee said that, even though the bills established a framework with much of the detail currently unknown, […]

  • 7 December 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Australian renewable energy company Alinta Energy has revealed plans for a 1,000 MW wind farm offshore Portland in southwestern Victoria, which would supply electricity to the Portland Aluminium Smelter and the east coast grid. The project, named Spinifex Offshore Wind Farm and valued at AUD 4 billion (approx. EUR 2.5 billion), would connect to the […]

  • 16 March 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South Wind Farm has selected a transmission route for Australia’s first offshore wind farm following a 12-month assessment. The transmission route would come to shore around Reeves Beach and travel underground through Darriman, Giffard West and Hiamdale, connecting into the grid in the Latrobe Valley.  The developer assessed three different routes and considered […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    WSP in Australia has secured a contract to help design the onshore transmission network and grid connection of the Star of the South offshore wind farm. WSP will be supporting the power system studies, system integration and Front End Engineering Design of the onshore transmission assets for what is Australia’s first offshore wind project. The […]

  • 2 March 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Seabed surveys at Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project, are set to begin in March. According to the project developer, specialists will carry out the seabed studies from Lakes Entrance using the vessel Silver Star. The surveys include mapping the seafloor, measuring water depths and identifying any buried infrastructure such as cables. Data […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The team behind Australia’s first offshore wind project, Star of the South, is holding a series of consultations with local communities in Gippsland ahead of the site investigation campaigns scheduled to start later this year. The project team will hold a number of information sessions from 12 September to 21 September. Following the community sessions, […]

  • 9 April 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of Australia’s first offshore wind farm have started environmental assessment process and referred the Star of the South project to state and federal planning and environment ministries.

  • 9 April 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South Wind Farm has unveiled three potential power transmission corridors for Australia’s first offshore wind farm.

  • 27 November 2019
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    California-headquartered infrastructure firm AECOM has signed a contract with Star of the South to support the planning assessment and approvals process for the 2GW Star of the South offshore wind project in Australia. AECOM will assist the developer in understanding and mitigating any potential impacts the project might have on the environment and the communities […]

  • 24 January 2020
    Environment

    RPS Group has been appointed to carry out environmental studies for Start of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project. RPS will undertake marine mammal and bird surveys to support the project’s offshore planning approvals. The deal was signed by Star of the South Chief Executive Casper Frost Thorhauge and RPS Executive General Manager for Place and […]

  • 26 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Victorian Minister for Planning has decided that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) is required for Star of the South, the first offshore wind project in Australia. The Minister explains that the project has the potential for a range of significant effects on native vegetation, habitat of terrestrial and aquatic species, water environments, Aboriginal cultural […]

  • 4 July 2019
    R&D

    Atlas Professionals is set to conduct a market study on the availability of the required labor and vessel resources for the Star of the South offshore wind project in Australia, together with the project developer. The report will analyze the labor requirements that are necessary during the development, construction and maintenance phases of the what will be […]

  • 24 January 2020
    R&D

    A bathymetric and geophysical site survey is scheduled to commence at Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project, at the end of February. According to the project’s latest Notice to Mariners, the MV Silver Star survey vessel will carry out the work from 28 February to 13 March at the site offshore Gippsland […]

  • 16 December 2019
    R&D

    Star of the South Wind Farm Pty Ltd. has shared a video showing the deployment of wind and wave monitoring equipment at the project site offshore Gippsland in Australia. This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. Change your preferences Akrocean deployed two floating LiDARs and a wave buoy at the end of November […]

  • 30 September 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South Wind Farm is establishing a community advisory group for what is to be Australia’s first offshore wind farm. The advisory group will be set up with people from across Gippsland in order to share information, answer questions and seek local advice as planning of the project continues. The first meeting will be […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Australia’s Offshore Energy and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), on behalf of the fund Copenhagen Infrastructure III K/S (CI III), have entered into a partnership regarding the continued development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, the Star of the South.

  • 6 March 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Underwater investigations have kicked off on Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project. Over two weeks, a crew will complete 24-hour seabed investigations including mapping the seafloor, measuring water depths and identifying buried infrastructure such as cables or shipwrecks. The work is being carried out from Lakes Entrance using the local vessel the […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South Wind Farm has partnered with Curtin University and Deakin University to assist with offshore site investigations for Australia’s first offshore wind project. Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology is helping understand marine mammals in the project area, while Deakin University is supporting the seabird, seabed biodiversity and fish surveys. Both […]

  • 24 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Maritime Union of Australia has launched a petition calling on the State and Federal Governments to support offshore wind and fund a just transition.

  • 10 April 2020
    Environment, Jobs & Recruitment

    Australian division of the environmental network Friends of the Earth said building renewable energy could be key to post-COVID recovery effort.