Plans have officially been unveiled for the construction of a 2GW Blue Marlin offshore wind farm in Australia. The plans were unveiled by Vena Energy, a Singapore-based renewable energy developer and a leading independent power producer (IPP). The firm is also a multi-award-winning renewable energy developer within the Asia-Pacific region.
The Blue Marlin offshore wind farm site is off the Victorian Coast within the Gippsland Basin. The project will be carried out in four, 500 MW phases, each comprising up to 35 wind turbines. Each turbine on the other hand has an individual capacity per unit between 16 MW and 21 MW.
If approved, the Blue Marlin offshore wind farm project would commence in 2028. Upon completion, the facility is expected to generate up to 10,000 GWh of energy annually. Its power generation will reportedly be enough to supply over 20% of Victoria’s forecast electricity needs in 2040.
Remarks on the Blue Marlin offshore wind farm project
The Head of Vena Energy in Australia spoke about the project. Owen Sela confirmed that the company has officially identified the project’s ideal site.
The project’s location will be off the coast of Wellington Shire. It will also be at least 23 kilometers offshore where water depths reach up to 55 meters. Owen Sela revealed that the project’s ideal location was found back in 2017.
Its environment will allow for the project to make the best use of the stronger offshore winds. Furthermore, it will limit the visibility of the wind turbines from land as well as mitigate any potentially harmful impacts on marine habitats. Additionally, the project will contribute significantly to the economy throughout its lifespan. More especially through the generation of increased employment as well as business opportunities.