Australia is “on the cusp of becoming a clean energy superpower”, Nick Sankey, BlueFloat Energy Australia country manager, said.
“Knowing what’s under the seabed in this location helps ensure everything we do – from turbine design and placement through to construction methods – is tailored specifically for this location in Bass Strait.”
SSE Renewables has formed a consortium with developer Equis to bid for rights in an upcoming offshore wind auction off southeastern Australia.
Norwegian oil and gas player Equinor has teamed up with Australian offshore wind developer Oceanex for three proposed offshore wind projects each with a planned capacity of up to 2GW.
European oil major Shell is looking at expanding its wind-power business in Australia as it eyes options offshore and diversifies away from fossil fuels. Significantly, Australia’s offshore wind sector remains at a nascent stage of development.
Incredible footage appears to have captured what happens when a wind turbine meets a tornado.
Shell is set to acquire 49% of Australian wind farm developer, WestWind Energy Development, which has a 3 GW project pipeline across the states of Victoria, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, that requires some $4.3 billion in investment.
The Australian state of Victoria has committed to bringing online up to 9GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040 through a series of rolling goals with first power targeted as early as 2028. Crucially, this will help Australia, a giant liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, reposition itself as a major green hydrogen exporter in the future.
Subsea opportunities will be plentiful in Asia Pacific over the coming years as international oil companies (IOCs) and national oil companies (NOCs) advance a backlog of projects, while offshore wind developers accelerate activity across the region.
Floating wind developer BlueFloat Energy and consultancy Estate Energy have announced joint plans for three wind projects offshore Australia.
A Scottish offshore wind firm has won more than a million pounds to accelerate the development of a project off Australia.
Renewables now make up 37% of all power generation projects under construction in Asia, representing a 4% increase in share from the previous quarter, according to the latest IHS Markit Renewable Additions Index (RAI) for Asia Pacific. Although coal power projects remain strong despite climate pressure.
This year will be busy for Australian renewable energy players with an estimated 5.3 gigawatts of utility PV, wind and battery projects expected to finish commissioning, revealed Rystad Energy.