Offshore Wind farms in Australia

Australia has 42 offshore wind farm projects of which none currently operating, none where construction has progressed enough to connect the turbines and generate electricity, none are in the build phase, and none are either consented or have applied for consent. You can access over 80 data sets on each wind farm subject to your access level and drill down to see items such as:

on project 'Star of the South' on Sunday, 01 January 2023, the following was announced: 'The Star of the South project will need:
· Approval under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required.
· Planning approval under the Victorian Planning and Environment Act 1987. An Environment Effects Statement (EES) is required.
· A marine and coastal consent under the Victorian Marine and Coastal Act 2019
· An approved cultural heritage management plan (CHMP) under the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.
· Other approvals and consents may also be needed. These will be identified through the assessment process and in consultation with regulators.
· A licence will be needed to construct, operate and decommission an offshore wind farm. The government are working on a framework to support offshore wind development. The responsible Minister will make licensing decisions under the framework, including the granting of licences. The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) is proposed to operate as the Offshore Energy Regulator.

The technical studies and development of the EES and EIS documents will be integrated and expected to take at least 2 years (2020-2022). Star of the South are expected to prepare a single draft EIS/EES document to be exhibited for public review and submissions in 2023. The final EIS/EES document will then be submitted to DAWE and DELWP. An Independent Inquiry considers the EES and public submissions and prepares a report for the Victorian Minister for Planning, expected 2023. The Victorian Minister for Planning will then make an Assessment under the EE Act and the Victorian decision makers will consider the Minister for Planning’s Assessment to inform approval decisions. From 2023-2024 DAWE will consider public submissions and the Minister for the Environment will make an assessment and approval under EPBC Act.'

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Windfarms

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Project Name: Star of the South

Owner: Offshore Energy Pty Ltd,Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,Cbus

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Project Name: Mid West

Owner: Pilot Energy Ltd.

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Project Name: The Myalup Offshore

Owner: Australis Energy Ltd,Skyborn Renewables GmbH (formerly wpd)

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Project Name: Cape Winds Offshore Windfarm

Owner: Australis Energy Ltd,Skyborn Renewables GmbH (formerly wpd)

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Project Name: Kingston Offshore Windfarm

Owner: Australis Energy Ltd,Skyborn Renewables GmbH (formerly wpd)

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Project Name: Novocastrian Offshore Wind Farm

Owner: OCEANEX ENERGY PTY LTD,Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA)

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Project Name: Illawarra Offshore Wind Farm

Owner: OCEANEX ENERGY PTY LTD,Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA)

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Project Name: Eden Offshore Wind Farm

Owner: OCEANEX ENERGY PTY LTD,Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA)

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Project Name: Ulladulla Offshore Wind Farm

Owner: OCEANEX ENERGY PTY LTD

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Project Name: Bass - 1A

Owner: Nexsphere,Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA),Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA)

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Project Name: Bass - 1B

Owner: Nexsphere,Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA)

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Project Name: Seadragon

Owner: Flotation Energy plc

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Project Name: Bunbury Offshore wind farm

Owner: OCEANEX ENERGY PTY LTD

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Project Name: Hunter Coast

Owner: BlueFloat Energy,Energy Estate

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Project Name: Wollongong

Owner: BlueFloat Energy,Energy Estate

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Project Name: Greater Gippsland

Owner: BlueFloat Energy,Energy Estate

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Project Name: Bass - 2

Owner: Nexsphere,Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA)

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Project Name: Leeuwin

Owner: Copenhagen Energy A/S

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Project Name: Spinifex

Owner: Alinta Energy

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Project Name: Great Eastern Offshore Wind

Owner: Corio Generation Limited

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Project Name: Blue Marlin

Owner: Vena Energy Holdings Ltd (“Vena Energy”)

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Project Name: Bass Strait 1 - Mistral

Owner: Clough,Deloitte Australia,Mistral Energy

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Project Name: Bass Strait 2 - Mistral

Owner: Mistral Energy,Deloitte Australia,Clough

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Project Name: Bass Strait 3 - Mistral

Owner: Clough,Deloitte Australia,Mistral Energy

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Project Name: Southern Winds

Owner: Energy Estate,BlueFloat Energy

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Project Name: Velella Offshore Wind Farm

Owner: Copenhagen Energy A/S

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Project Name: Perth Array

Owner: Flotation Energy plc

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Project Name: Portland

Owner: Flotation Energy plc

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Project Name: Samphire Offshore Wind

Owner: Copenhagen Energy A/S

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Project Name: Midwest Offshore Wind

Owner: Copenhagen Energy A/S

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Project Name: The Myalup Offshore Extension

Owner: Australis Energy Ltd,Skyborn Renewables GmbH (formerly wpd)

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Project Name: Kingston Offshore Windfarm Extension

Owner: Australis Energy Ltd,Skyborn Renewables GmbH (formerly wpd)

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