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Around 70 percent of Gippsland’s coal power and mining and oil and gas workers are ready for a career in offshore wind, according to an offshore wind worker guide released by the Star of the South offshore wind project.
Star of the South Chief Development Officer Erin Coldham released Making the move to offshore wind – a guide for workers at the State Electricity Commission (SEC) Energy Jobs and Skills Forum in Melbourne, highlighting the significant opportunities offshore wind will bring to the region. The guide identifies current roles across the coal, oil, gas and maritime industries and their alignment with typical jobs in offshore wind. It also includes entry-level career pathways for young people and those with limited experience looking to start a career in the industry. Making the move to offshore wind – a guide for workers was co-funded by the Victorian Government, through the Energy Innovation Fund, and Star of the South. Star of the South is expected to create up to 2,000 Victorian jobs over its life, including 760 Gippsland jobs during construction and 200 long-term local jobs during operations. The project is majority owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ flagship fund - CI IV, together with Cbus Super and Australian founders.
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