Vena Energy Unveils Blue Marlin Offshore Wind Projects in Gippsland Basin
Vena Energy, the largest renewable energy company in Asia-Pacific, showed off its plans for the 2,000 MW Blue Marlin Offshore Wind Project, which will be built off the coast of Victoria in the Gippsland Basin.
The project is an important part of Vena Energy's offshore wind portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region. It is expected to be built in several stages, starting in 2028.
Owen Sela, who is in charge of Vena Energy in Australia, said that the Blue Marlin Offshore Wind Project was first picked by Vena Energy in 2017 as a good place to build offshore wind farms. It is over 23 km from the coast, which makes it less noticeable and lets it take advantage of stronger offshore winds.
He also commented on the leadership demonstrated by state and federal governments to create an environment that could leverage existing infrastructure and skills to establish an internationally recognised offshore wind industry.
“Recent changes in regulation and market landscape have highlighted the importance of offshore wind as a large-scale renewable energy source that has the potential to deliver improved security of supply, greater diversity in the energy mix, and better outcomes for electricity consumers,” Mr Sela said.
“Climate change presents a real and ever-present threat to the environment, as well as our way of life, and Vena Energy is committed to accelerating the development of innovative renewable energy projects and generation of clean, sustainable energy in Australia,” Mr Sela said.
According to Mr. Sela, the development of the Blue Marlin project will make significant contributions to the economy over its lifetime, resulting in increased business and employment opportunities. Vena Energy supports a local procurement policy and promotes participation from local, regional, and Australian suppliers wherever possible and is committed to developing the capacity of local businesses and the required skills base, to support the offshore wind industry in Victoria.
Source: Vena Energy