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  • 14 February 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Business development, Research & Development

    The European Commission (EC) has approved, under EU State aid rules, a EUR 2.08 billion measure to support the construction and operation of a floating offshore wind farm in France. The floating offshore wind project will be located off the coast of South Brittany and is expected to have a capacity of 230 MW to […]

  • 3 February 2023

    Port of Tallinn and the energy company, Utilitas Wind, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in Estonia and the Baltic States. According to Valdo Kalm, the CEO of Port of Tallinn, cooperation with Utilitas signifies the port’s growing role in the development of renewable […]

  • 6 February 2023
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Denmark’s developer of robotic blade maintenance technology, Rope Robotics, has started testing its robots on offshore wind turbines, with plans to launch them commercially by 2024. The company, which has now reported findings that turbine owners see a return on investment within just six months, also plans to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) in the future. […]

  • 19 December 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Australia’s federal government and the Victoria state government, together with Wellington Shire Council, local community members, and industry have formally declared the Bass Strait off Gippsland as Australia’s first offshore wind zone and awarded Major Project Status to the Star of the South offshore wind farm. The declared area in Gippsland, Victora, covers about 15,000 […]

  • 3 February 2023
    Industry, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The Sweden-based company OX2 and the Bank of Åland, who are jointly developing two multi-gigawatt-scale offshore wind farms in Finland, have initiated a feasibility study on Mega Grön Hamn (Mega Green Port), a project involving large-scale production and distribution of hydrogen and e-fuel in Åland. The companies plan to establish the Mega Green Port at […]

  • 31 January 2023
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has commenced work on constructing artificial nesting structures for Black-legged kittiwake offshore Minsmere and Lowestoft in East Suffolk, UK, as part of a compensation scheme associated with its Hornsea Three offshore wind farm. The works were scheduled to start on 30 January for the site off Minsmere, where one artificial nesting structure (ANS) will […]

  • 7 February 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    HOFOR (Greater Copenhagen Utility) has warned that several of its offshore wind projects will be negatively affected by the Danish Energy Agency’s decision to suspend the processing of offshore wind farm projects and other renewable energy projects under the open door scheme. The Ministry of Climate, Energy and Supply has assessed that the so-called Open […]

  • 20 January 2023

    The offshore wind turbine installation vessel Aeolus has been fitted with a new, 133-metre-long crane boom at the Damen shipyard in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, after Van Oord last year sent the vessel for its second crane upgrade to enable Aeolus to handle wind turbines of up to 15 MW. Back in 2018, the 2014-built Aeolus […]

  • 23 January 2023
    Business & Finance, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment

    Spain’s GRI Renewable Industries and the Polish Industrial Development Agency (IDA JSC or ARP) have created a joint venture for the construction of a new offshore wind tower factory in the city of Gdansk, Poland. The estimated value of this investment is more than EUR 200 million, and production is expected to start in 2025 […]

  • 20 January 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    King Charles III has asked that the Royal Family’s share of The Crown Estate’s earnings from the Round 4 offshore wind seabed leasing “be directed for wider public good”, UK media reports. As reported on 19 January, all six winners of the latest UK seabed auction have now signed Agreements for Lease with The Crown […]

  • 16 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Dutch offshore services provider Boskalis has won a contract with an undisclosed client to construct a large wind farm offshore the USA. Under the contract, Boskalis will transport and install the wind turbine foundations and power cables for which two crane vessels, and several transport and cable-laying vessels will be deployed, the company said. The Dutch firm […]

  • 21 October 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment

    Australia’s federal government and the Victoria state government plan to fast-track Victorian Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) and offshore wind development in an effort to create new energy jobs across Victoria, unlock cleaner, cheaper and more secure energy, and put downward pressure on prices. The Commonwealth and Victoria have signed an agreement to jointly fund Victorian […]

  • 6 June 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project, has appointed Charles Rattray as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), commencing in August 2022. Charles succeeds Casper Frost Thorhauge, who served as Star of the South CEO for two and a half years until March 2022. Erin Coldham is currently acting CEO and will resume her role […]

  • 14 April 2022
    Business & Finance

    Star of the South, together with Federation University Australia, has launched the Fed Cadet Program to give a Fed Uni student the opportunity to work in the offshore wind sector while completing their degree. Star of the South, Australia’s first proposed offshore wind farm, will provide up to two days a week of paid work […]

  • 2 June 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Cbus Super, Australia’s building and construction industry superannuation fund, has acquired a 10 per cent interest in Star of the South, the country’s most advanced offshore wind project, after investing into Copenhagen Infrastructure IV (CI IV), the majority owner of the project and the flagship fund of the Danish Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The new […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 30 August 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Contribution

    Star of the South, Australia’s first proposed offshore wind project, has launched a study to connect local businesses with future opportunities in Gippsland’s emerging offshore wind sector. The project is seeking out local businesses that supply goods and services needed for offshore wind projects and opportunities to grow local capabilities. Star of the South has […]

  • 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, […]

  • 25 November 2021

    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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 January 2020

    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 […]

  • 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.