Testing under way on Star of the South offshore wind project

Site exploration tests for what would be Australia’s first offshore wind farm, the massive 2000MW Star of the South project, are set to begin off the south coast of Gippsland in Victoria.

Renew Economy is reporting the project, which in March got the green light from federal government for a site exploration, will  begin detailed studies of the wind and wave conditions, as well as environmental studies on marine and bird life.

The ambitious project was first formally unveiled in June 2017, when it proposed the construction of 250 turbines in what are Commonwealth waters between 8-13 kilometres offshore from Port Albert.

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