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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 August 2022
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Two wind measurement devices, called floating LiDARs, have been retrieved and inspected after two and a half years of collecting wind data at the proposed Star of the South offshore wind project site in Australia, with the ground investigations wrapping up as well along the project’s proposed transmission route. The wind data collected by the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 July 2019

    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

    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 content is available after accepting the cookies. Change cookie-settings View on Youtube. Akrocean deployed two floating LiDARs and a wave buoy at the end of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 March 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The government of Australia’s state of Victoria has released the Offshore Wind Policy Directions Paper which sets the target of the first offshore wind power coming online by 2028. The plan includes procuring projects that will generate at least 2 GW of offshore wind online by 2032 following a competitive process, with targets of 4 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 March 2023
    Business & Finance

    Three former members of the Star of the South project’s executive team have launched a consultancy company focused on offshore wind and are now recruiting with an aim to grow the team to more than ten people by the end of this year. The company, named Energise Renewables, has been founded in Melbourne by Naomi […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 August 2022

    The Australian government has nominated the Bass Strait off Gippsland, Victoria, as the first offshore wind area to be formally assessed under its new Offshore Electricity Infrastructure framework. A map detailing the declared area off Gippsland has been released for public comment. The government has invited the public to comment on the notice for the […]

  • 16 August 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Seatrium has held a strike steel ceremony at its Pioneer Yard in Singapore to mark the start of construction of the offshore substation for Ørsted’s Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind farms in Taiwan. Seatrium said that this project is the latest under construction by Seatrium New Energy (a member of Seatrium Group) for […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, the 2GW Star of the South, has been stalled by Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s failure to sign off on an exploration license allowing a detailed assessment of the wind resource to commence, according to the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA). The Department of the Environment and Energy confirmed […]

  • 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.

  • 29 March 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Australian Government has approved a deed of licence to allow Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) to undertake resource exploration for the Star of the South, the country’s first offshore wind farm. The licence will allow the developer to undertake exploration in Commonwealth waters about eight to 13 kilometres off the Gippsland coast in Victoria, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 August 2023
    Business development, Environment, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    OX2 and Finland’s Ålandsbanken Fondbolag have completed underwater nature field surveys of two of its Noatun offshore wind projects near Åland in the Baltic Sea. The project team said it had used innovative methods to explore the underwater environment where the Noatun Norra (Noatun North) and Noatun Södra (Noatun South) offshore wind projects are planned. According […]

  • 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 […]