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  • 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 […]

  • 27 October 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Aker Solutions has won a contract for the Sunrise Wind offshore wind project in the US, valued at more than NOK 3 billion (approx. EUR 309 million / USD 358 million). Under the contract secured with Ørsted and Eversource, the company will provide the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system for their offshore wind farm […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 October 2021
    Ports & Logistics

    Construction works on the quayside at the Teesworks site, where GE Renewable Energy will build its manufacturing plant for offshore wind turbine blades, have started. UK contractor Graham has been appointed to work on the development of the new South Bank Quay, a 1.2-kilometre heavy-lift quay along the banks of the River Tees which will […]

  • 19 October 2021
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The 50 MW Kincardine floating offshore wind farm is now fully operational, Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd. (KOWL) said. Located 15 kilometres off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in water depths ranging from 60 metres to 80 metres, Kincardine is the largest operating floating wind farm. The project consists of five Vestas V164-9.5 MW and one […]

  • 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 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 October 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted and Eversource have signed a USD 86 million (around EUR 74 million) contract with Riggs Distler & Company for the supply of wind turbine foundations for the Sunrise Wind offshore wind project in New York. This represents the largest, single offshore wind supply chain contract award in New York State and positions the Port […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government is seeking feedback on the proposed regulatory framework for offshore wind and other offshore clean energy technologies. The government is developing the regulatory framework to enable the exploration, construction, operation and decommissioning of offshore wind and other clean energy technologies and associated infrastructure in Commonwealth waters beyond three nautical miles from the […]

  • 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.

  • 21 November 2019
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Site investigations have commenced on the Star of the South offshore wind project in Australia. Two floating LiDARs and a wave buoy were deployed this week to collect data on the wind profile and conditions in the Bass Strait for what is to be Australia’s first offshore wind farm. The wind and wave monitoring equipment […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 13 January 2020
    Jobs & Recruitment

    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 […]