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Australia’s push into offshore wind projects is about to accelerate, with Spanish firm BlueFloat Energy and Australia’s Energy Estate announcing plans to partner in the development of at least 4,300MW of offshore wind capacity in Australian waters.

The partners announced on Wednesday that projects are being proposed at two of New South Wales’ major industrial centres, including a 1.4GW floating wind farm off the coast of the Hunter region and a 1.6GW project off the coast of Wollongong.

The partnership will also develop a 1.3GW project – using bottom-fixed technologies – off the coast of the Gippsland region in Victoria.

The Spanish based BlueFloat is already developing several European offshore wind projects, including in waters off Spain, Portugal, Italy and Scotland and has specialised in the deployment of floating offshore projects.

[Michael Mazengarb]

More: Spain’s BlueFloat eyes 4.3GW of Australian offshore wind projects, with more to come

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