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Windtech International January February 2024 issue

 

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BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate have announced that they have expanded the proposed capacity of the Greater Gippsland Offshore Wind Project from 1.275GW to 2.085 GW.
 
The project is located in the Bass Strait off the coast of Gippsland in Victoria, Australia, which last month was declared by the Australian Government as the first area to be assessed for suitability for offshore wind developments.
 
The increase in the capacity results from detailed analysis of the investigation area announced in 2021 and its potential for offshore wind. It takes into account the proposed offshore zone area, available grid capacity, accelerated retirement of coal fired energy generation and the Australian Government’s support for the transition to renewable energy. The water depth at the Greater Gippsland Offshore Wind Project means that bottom-fixed technology will be used for this project.
 
BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate have a portfolio of offshore wind projects in development in Australia including the Hunter Coast Offshore Wind Project and the Wollongong Offshore Wind Project in NSW and the Southern Winds Offshore Wind Project in Victoria. The partners are also assessing further sites for large scale offshore wind projects across Australia.
 
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