Wind Energy – Floating Wind
Spanish renewable energy firm BlueFloat Energy has unveiled plans to develop Eastern Rise, a 1.7GW floating offshore wind facility in Australia.
The floating wind farm will be built in a proposed offshore wind zone in the Hunter Region, which had been announced by Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen.
BlueFloat Energy CEO Carlos Martin said: “The announcement is the latest demonstration of BlueFloat Energy’s commitment to being a long-term partner to Australia and New Zealand, developing world-class offshore wind projects. We hope that through collaboration with government at all levels, industry, communities and other offshore wind proponents, it can create a lasting impact on Australia’s transition and cement the nation’s position as a clean energy superpower.”
Eastern Rise is expected to be completed over a period of seven years and will create several local jobs in its development phase.