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  • 17 October 2012

    It is estimated that harnessing a small portion of marine energy could solve the world’s energy crisis to a great extent, and Australia’s vast coastline alone is estimated to hold the potential to produce four times the nation’s power needs, claims a new report by energy experts GlobalData. The new report* states that the Southern […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited announced that it will be part of a AUD 1.3 million (EUR 0.91 million) national study undertaken by Australia’s premier science agency, the CSIRO, to develop a wave energy atlas and improve the assessment of wave energy extraction on the marine environment. The Australian Government’s independent funding agency […]

  • 9 April 2014

    Australian Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane announced a significant milestone for Carnegie’s Perth Wave Energy Project, supported by $13.1 million of Federal Government funding through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Mr Macfarlane unveiled three newly constructed CETO units at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia. The buoys were recently delivered to BAE Systems to […]

  • 13 November 2012

    Wave energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, welcomed the leadership of the United States Defence Force and Australian Defence Force to Carnegie’s Wave Energy Research Facility for a briefing on Carnegie’s flagship Perth Wave Energy Project. Carnegie’s Perth Wave Energy Project is located at Garden Island in Western Australia, home to HMAS Stirling, Australia’s largest […]

  • 18 July 2016

    Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the new Ministerial line-up at Parliament House today, with Josh Frydenberg now heading the expanded Environment and Energy portfolio. The new portfolio combines all the key energy policy areas, Turnbull said. These include energy security and domestic energy markets for which he has been previously responsible, in the current portfolio, renewable energy targets, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 October 2013

    The launch of the world’s first one megawatt wave-energy-to-electricity unit in Port MacDonnell, South Australia is taking Australia closer to a more sustainable energy mix and enhancing the country’s reputation for world-leading renewable energy solutions. With ARENA’s support, Oceanlinx has designed and constructed a one megawatt wave energy device to convert the ocean’s power into […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 August 2010
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Austal, the world’s largest aluminium shipbuilder, has confirmed its participation in the forthcoming Ausmarine 2010 exhibition, to be held in Perth between November 23 and 25.

  • 12 July 2012

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT), a leading wave energy technology company, and Lockheed Martin have entered into a teaming agreement with the goal of developing a 19 megawatt wave-energy project in Portland, in the state of Victoria, Australia. This is one of the largest wave-energy projects announced to date, and leverages a grant from the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 July 2013

    The Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Russ Clark has welcomed recent announcement about the Western Australia’s first full-scale tidal energy project, writes ABC News. Last week the Environment Minister, Albert Jacob, gave the green light to the Tidal Energy Australia’s (TEA) proposal to build a station at Doctor’s Creek, near Derby, with a capacity […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    France and Australia move in opposite directions with renewable energy policies, says GlobalData analyst. While France has set ambitious targets to increase the share of renewables in its total energy consumption, Australia has taken a contrasting approach by repealing its 2011 Clean Energy Act, which established the carbon pricing mechanism, according to an analyst with […]

  • 26 July 2012

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited advised a new report from Australia’s national science agency highlighting the significant role that wave energy can play in Australia’s future energy mix. The study, carried out by the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), concluded that the total near shore wave energy between Geraldton and Tasmania […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    International engineering consultancy Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is setting up an office in Australia. The International Energy Agency’s recently launched “Offshore Wind Outlook 2019” has identified more than 7,000TWh per year of offshore wind technical potential, roughly 2,000GW of capacity, in waters below 60 metres offshore Australia. The potential adds up to 16,000TWh per year […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Lockheed Martin announced yesterday that it has signed a contract with Victorian Wave Partners Ltd. for the development of a 62.5MW peak power wave energy project off the coast of Victoria, Australia. The project will feature the PowerBuoy® wave energy converter technology developed by Ocean Power Technologies (OPT). The project is scheduled to be built […]

  • 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.

  • 18 June 2013

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited announced that it has formally taken over control of the onshore development site at HMAS Stirling on Garden Island, following site handover from the Australian Department of Defence. On Friday 14 June 2013, the onshore site for the Perth Wave Energy Project, located at Garden Island, HMAS Stirling, […]

  • 26 September 2012

    The largest navy base in Australia is about to become a home for the world’s first demonstration wave energy project, writes Science Network Western Australia. Namely, Australian Department of Defence and Carnegie Wave Energy Limited have signed an agreement for Perth Wave Energy Project on Garden Island, the base of HMAS Stirling, Australia’s largest naval […]

  • 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. Akrocean deployed two floating LiDARs and a wave buoy at the end of November to collect data on the wind profile and conditions in the Bass […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has announced that Alex Harrison has assumed a new LOC Group role as Group Director, Energy Services after stepping down as Managing Director of LOC Australia. Harrison was a Director of LOC in London before transferring in 2005 to head LOC Australia, which is now the second largest earnings generator in the LOC […]

  • 15 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

      Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited , Australia’s most advanced wave energy company, welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Treasurer the Hon Wayne Swan MP, Senator the Hon Chris Evans and Melissa Parke MP to its Fremantle wave energy research facility . Carnegie’s Managing Director and CEO Dr Michael Ottaviano and its […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 10 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    A Western Australian company that’s developed a breakthrough wave energy method says Australia is poised to be a world leader in developing the technology. Carnegie Wave Energy has pioneered a fully submerged wave power generation system that uses a series of flooded buoys to produce constant, renewable energy. The company is applying for funding under […]