The Greater Gippsland Offshore Wind Project, proposed by BlueFloat Energy, comprises a 2,085 megawatt offshore wind farm and supporting onshore and offshore transmission infrastructure, in the declared Offshore Wind Zone in the south-west Gippsland region of Victoria. The wind farm will be located 10 to 43 kilometres off the Gippsland coast in the Bass Strait, between Woodside and Seaspray, and the transmission infrastructure will connect into the energy grid in the Latrobe Valley.
The offshore components of the project in Commonwealth jurisdiction include:
- approximately 139 offshore bottom-fixed wind turbines generating 2,085 megawatts of electricity
- two to four offshore substations
- foundations in the seabed for the turbines and offshore substations, and
- undersea array subsea capables connecting the wind turbines togetehr and to the offshore substations.
The offshore components tranversing the Commonwealth and Victorian state jurisdictions include the subsea export cables extending from the offshore substations to the onshore landing locations.
The onshore components of the project in State jurisdiction include:
- underground cables from the shore landing point to a new onshore substation
- a new onshore substation, and
- a 500 kilovolt overhead transmission line running from the onshore substation to the Loy Yang Power Station or the Hazelwood Terminal Station to connect into the National Electricity Market.
|Jul 2027||Expected Construction Commencement|
|Jun 2030||Expected Construction Completion|
|Dec 2021||BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate announce the first 3 projects developed in Australia, including the project.|
|Sep 2022||BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate announce the proposed capacity of the project from 1,275 megawatts to 2,085 megawatts.|
|Dec 2022||The Federal Government declares an area of Gippsland, Victoria as an Offshore Wind Zone.|
|Jan 2023||The project declared as a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) and requires an EIS.|
Decision on assessment approach - controlled action
BlueFloat Energy announces development of Greater Gippsland Offshore Wind Project