list of six projects given a licence to go ahead with costly feasibility and environmental studies


developers vying to install the first offshore wind turbines ion Australia, off the coast of Gippsland in Victoria

the 2.2GW Star of the South (SOTS) has been awarded a licence. The project is being developed by Danish giant Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), super outfit Cbus and its original Australian co-founders Andy Evans, Terry Kallis and Peter Sgardelis

seen as the most likely to be first to get built and start generating power in Australian waters. When that might occur remains to be seen, but Victoria has set a target for at least 2 gigawatts installed by 2032

Ørsted has been awarded a feasibility licence for its Gippsland 1 wind farm – a 2.8GW project proposed for a 700km2 area 56-100 km off the coast of Gippsland

2GW Gippsland 2 project, directly next door to Gippsland 1 on the map (below), is also among the six projects in line for a licence, pending further consultation with First Nations groups

another licence winner, is being proposed by Madrid-base EDP Renewables and Paris-based Engie as part of the two companies’ 50-50 offshore wind joint venture called Ocean Winds.

installed capacity of 1.28 GW in a 150km2 area off the Gippsland coast


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