Plans unveiled for Western Australian offshore wind farm

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has received a proposal from WA Offshore Windfarm Pty Ltd for the construction, operation and decommissioning of the Western Australian (WA) Offshore Windfarm project.

The project will be located approximately 5.5 km off the coast between Preston Beach and Myalup. If constructed, it will have a generation capacity of up to 300 MW, expected to power over 200,000 Western Australian homes.

The project will comprise up to 37 offshore wind turbine generators (WTGs) with supporting offshore and onshore electrical assets to transfer energy generated by the wind farm to the existing electricity network. The size of individual WTGs is yet to be determined, with an anticipated capacity ranging between 8 MW and 15 MW. The WTGs are expected to be supported by monopile structures.

The Project is being developed by WA Offshore Windfarm Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Australis Energy Ltd (Australis). Australis Energy Ltd, registered in England and Wales, is a is an offshore windfarm developer / origination company, with significant project delivery experience in the UK.

The company is focused on opportunities offshore Australia, where three projects are being pursued: in Victoria (495 MW), South Australia (600 MW) Western Australia (300 MW). The three projects have a combined installed capacity of 1.4 GW.

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