European power developer Copenhagen Energy is considering developing a 3GW offshore wind project in Australia.
For this, the company has already submitted proposals. The project Midwest Offshore Wind Farm will be located off the coast of Western Australia.
The company informed that the Federal Department of Water and the Environment will go through assessment of the proposal.
It has been reported that the wind farm would consist of 200 turbines and six substations which will be spread across 700 square-kilometre area.
As per Copenhagen Energy, it plans to start construction in 2028 while the first power is likely in 2030.
Earlier, the company had proposed for the Leeuwin offshore wind farm with 200 turbines and six substations.
Jasmin Bejidic, CEO of Copenhagen Energy, was quoted, “These are exciting developments for offshore wind farms in WA and Australia. Our offshore wind farms are ideally placed to contribute to the power requirements of WA into the future.
The officer further stated that these wind projects can supply reliable renewable energy to replace fossil fuel- generated power.