Published: 04 July 2019 04 July 2019
Atlas Professionals and Star of the South will jointly conduct a market study on the availability of the required labour and vessel resources for the Australian Star of the South Project, the Southern Hemisphere first proposed offshore wind farm.
The report by Star of the South and Atlas Professionals will analyse the labour requirements for the Star of the South during the development, construction and maintenance phase of the project. The study will analyse the future availability of required labour and the necessity to upgrade and/or train available manpower.
In addition, the report will focus on the requirements for specialist vessels during the development, construction and maintenance phase of the project. These requirements will be analysed against the availability of vessels (existing and new to be build) and the competition for specialised vessels with other future offshore projects in Australia and the broader region.
Star of the South is Australia’s first proposed offshore wind farm with a capacity of up to 2200MW and is backed by Danish fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). On 29 March 2019, the Commonwealth Government granted Star of the South an exclusive exploration license to investigate the technical feasibility of constructing wind turbines in the ocean off the south coast of Gippsland, Victoria.