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A new Australian company called Nexsphere has unveiled plans to build an “over-the-horizon” wind farm of up to 1GW off the coast of north-east Tasmania, the latest in a string of offshore wind proposals emerging after the passage of legislation in federal parliament.

The Bass Offshore Wind Energy project will be sized between 500MW and 1,000MW, at least in its first stage, and could be expanded to 2GW or more in later stages.

The project has its eyes on the big green hydrogen and green ammonia facilities planned by the likes of Fortescue, Woodside, and Origin for Bell Bay, as well as the potential to export electricity through the Marinus Link to Victoria if that goes ahead.

Nexsphere was previously known as Brookvale Energy, and its project is one of more than a dozen offshore wind projects that have emerged in the past year or two, including most recently Alinta’s $4 billion proposal for a 1GW offshore wind farm that could power the Portland aluminium smelter in Victoria.

[Giles Parkinson]

More: Nexsphere to build huge “over the horizon” offshore wind farm in Tasmania

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