Madrid-based floating wind specialist BlueFloat Energy has contracted the Australian Energy Estate to develop 4.3 gigawatts (GW) offshore wind projects. books (a) Renewable energy sources now. The two companies will act as partners in Australian waters, starting with three projects as a first step, but have already agreed to expand their collaboration next year.
Of the three start-up projects, two will be a floating offshore system in New South Wales, and a third, based on similar technology, will be implemented in Victorian waters. One of the facilities of the previous project (1.4 GW) will be built near Newcastle, which is mainly known as the coal and coal export port, while another 1.6 GW package will be built in the Illawarra region; The latter, known as the Great Gippsland Offshore Wind Project, is 1.3 GW, off the coast of the Gippsland region of Victoria.
BlueFloat also revealed in connection with the announcement of the evaluation of additional sites in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania – plans to be announced in early 2022. The companies have not yet commented on project costs.
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