WPD and Australis Energy form JV for three offshore projects in Australia

WPD Australia

WPD offshore Australia and Australis Energy have formed a 50:50 joint venture for three offshore wind energy projects off the coast of Australia.

The development of the three wind projects, located in the coastal waters of the states of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, with a total installed capacity of 1.4 GW, has been driven by Australis in recent years, WPD said in a news statement.

Phases 1 and 2 of the three wind power projects have already been completed. WPD will assist with Phase 3, the completion of environmental studies and environmental impact assessments (ESIA), data collection, landowner agreements, grid access agreements, and planning, permitting and licensing for the projects.

WPD, a leader in renewable energy business in Europe, has established its presence in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) with project developments and local teams in markets such as Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Among others, WPD is implementing the 640 MW Yunlin project in Taiwan, which will be one of the largest offshore wind projects in the region.

“With the investment opportunity offered by Australis Energy to participate in the development of their Australian offshore wind project portfolio, we have the chance to work with one of the first project developers to start systematically developing offshore wind projects in Australia,” said Mirjam Tome, Project Development Director of WPD Australia.