Project

Vic Offshore Wind Farm

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
Vic Offshore Wind Farm

The proposed Vic Offshore Windfarm will have a generation capacity of up to 495 megawatts (MW) and is to be located off the coast of Victoria, approximately 5.5 kilometres off the coast and 25 kilometres from Potland. The facility is proposed by Vic Offshore Windfarm, a subsidiary of Australis Energy. 

Key features of the Vic Offshore Windfarm project include:

  • up to 62 offshore wind turbine generators, with individual capacity of between eight and 15MW, and
  • supporting offshore and onshore electrical assets to connect to either the Heywood substation, or a new substation on the Portland to Heywood connecting grid line.

Key Dates

Jun 2021 Project Announcement
Jan 2025 Expected Construction Commencement
Jan 2027 Expected Construction Completion

PROJECT HISTORY

Jun 2021 Vic Offshore Windfarm announced the submission of referrals to the Federal and Victorian Governments for environmental assessment processes.
Aug 2021 The Victorian Planning Minister issued the procedures and requirements for Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the project.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Victoria |
Resources
Project website
Vic Offshore Windfarm
Media releases
2021/06/07