A consortium consisting of Simply Blue Group and Subsea7, and Australian renewable energy developer Spark Renewables will be spearheading the development of the Sea Fern Floating Offshore Wind project in the Commonwealth’s newly declared wind zone in the Pacific Ocean off the Hunter, in New South Wales, Australia.
The project will have a generation capacity of up to 2 gigawatts (GW). Sea Fern Floating Offshore Wind is currently at the inception phase of applying for a Feasibility Licence under the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021. A Feasibility Licence, if granted, will enable the project team to consult and work collaboratively with the community, businesses, and industry. The development approval would be required by 2030 to start construction, with expected operations running through to the 2060s and beyond.