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Star of the South – Australia’s first offshore wind project – has entered a AUD 43.1 million partnership with the Victorian Government to progress key development activities and kick-start a local offshore wind industry.
The boost will allow Star of the South to continue investing in site investigations in Gippsland, including onshore and offshore geotechnical investigations, transmission design, industry development and ongoing community and stakeholder engagement. This partnership will see the Star of the South invest AUD 23.6 million and the Victorian Government contribute AUD 19.5 million to co-fund the pre-construction development activities, with knowledge being shared to support the creation of an exciting new offshore wind sector in Victoria. Located off Gippsland’s south coast, Star of the South would harness Bass Strait’s offshore winds with up to 200 turbines in the sea, connecting to the grid in the Latrobe Valley. If built to its full capacity, Star of the South would generate up to 2.2 GW of clean energy. The project is jointly owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Australian Founders.
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