Wind Energy – Australia
EDF Renewables in Australia, a subsidiary of the French energy group EDF, has completed the acquisition of the Newcastle floating offshore wind project.
The project is located in the state of New South Wales (south-eastern Australia) and may have a power generation capacity of up to 10 GW.
The wind project is currently under development near the Port of Newcastle and will be situated in proximity of energy transmission infrastructure.
It is proposed for the Hunter‐Central Coast Renewable Energy Zone (REZ), which is part of the New South Wales Government Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap.
It will be developed in stages to support the Australian Government’s renewable energy targets and will align with the planned retirement of the coal-fired power plants in the state.
The project was initially developed by Newcastle Offshore Wind Energy (NOWE), which has been working on the project for close to ten years. NOWE will continue to work on the project alongside EDF Renewables in a collaborative partnership.