A group of 5 renewables developers is eyeing a 5GW offshore wind power project in Australia's first declared offshore wind area off the coast of Victoria.
Elanora Offshore is a purpose-built consortium comprising of:
- Respect Energy
- Polpo Investment
The consortium is "designed to pre-address new market risks, along with an experienced, Australian-based management team committed to deliver," Maya Malik, chief executive officer at Elanora, today (21 Aug 2023) shared on social media.
The proposed offshore wind farm will be in the Bass Strait off Gippsland, using 21MW turbines with a height of 270m.
The declared area has a potential offshore capacity of 10GW, encompassing an area of 15,000km2, stretching from Lakes Entrance in the east to the south of Wilsons Promontory in the west.
The government is assessing applications and targeting to announce successful applicants by the end of the year (2023).
Other bidders include:
- EDPR, Engie – 4GW
- AGL, Direct Infrastructure, Mainstream Renewable Power, Reventus Power – 2.5GW
- SSE Renewables, Equis DevelopmentBlue Float Energy, Energy Estate – Greater Gippsland
- DP Energy – Western Victoria, Wonthaggi, and Port Albert OSW portfolio
- Vena Energy – 2GW Blue Marlin