BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate have announced the first 3 offshore wind projects that they are developing together in Australia. Nick Sankey, based in Melbourne, has been appointed as Country Manager for BlueFloat Energy to help accelerate development activities.
The first 3 projects which are being developed in Australia by BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate are:
- Hunter Coast Offshore Wind Project – a 1.4 GW project which will use floating wind technology and will be located off the coast south of Newcastle in the Hunter Coast region of NSW;
- Wollongong Offshore Wind Project – a 1.6 GW project which will also use floating wind technology and will be located across 2 sites off the coast from Wollongong in the Illawarra region of NSW; and
- Greater Gippsland Offshore Wind Project – a 1.3 GW project which will use bottom-fixed technology and will be located off the coast of the Gippsland region of Victoria.
The partnership is also assessing a number of additional sites in each of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania and they plan to announce further projects in early 2022.