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Ørsted Gippsland Offshore Wind Farm Cluster

Ørsted is ready to partner with Australia to unlock the power of offshore wind

Our projects will demonstrate that reliable clean energy goes hand-in-hand with long-term benefits for communities, the economy and the environment. We will work closely with local communities and partner with Traditional Owners, to ensure the right outcomes are achieved for Australians.

Project at a glance

What is it?
Our proposed large-scale Gippsland offshore wind farm cluster comprises of two proposed project sites. Each project is expected to generate 2.7 GW of renewable energy totalling 5.4 GW in potential generation capacity.

Ørsted estimates this could eventually power the equivalent of 4 million Australian homes, making a significant contribution to the country’s decarbonisation goals.

Ørsted’s dual site cluster approach is based on our expertise in delivering more gigawatt-class offshore wind farms than anyone else. This includes our record-breaking multi-gigawatt Hornsea cluster in the UK and the Greater Changhua cluster in Taiwan.

Who’s behind it?
Ørsted – a renewable energy company head quartered in Denmark and the global leader in offshore wind.

When is it happening?
The first project is expected to be completed in the early 2030s  

Where is it?
More than 50 km off the coast of Gippsland, Victoria

Why do it?

  • Help accelerate Australia’s renewable energy transition
  • Create jobs and support local talent with skills development
  • Uphold the highest standards of environmental stewardship
  • Grow local and regional economies

Project updates

In 2023, Ørsted submitted a Feasibility Licence application under the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act for its proposed Gippsland offshore wind projects and made a referral (EPBC 2023/09682) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

The location

Our far-shore project site is located off the coast of Gippsland, Victoria. The site is 56 km – 100 km from land, and beyond the visible eyeline from the coast. 

Acknowledgement of Country 

Ørsted acknowledges the Gunaikurnai people’s spiritual connection to their lands, waters and sky. Since the first sunrise, the Gunaikurnai people have cared for and nurtured this sacred land on which our projects will be developed.

We will embrace the legacy of their ancestors by valuing the resilient culture they have maintained for thousands of years. Together, we will build an authentic relationship that enables their direct benefit.


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Strengthening coastal communities

Discover how offshore wind has transformed Grimsby, a coastal town in the UK, creating renewable energy jobs and driving billions of pounds of economic development into the community.

Reach out to us

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