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Copenhagen Energy eyes 3GW offshore wind farm off Western Australia

Renewables developer Copenhagen Energy has unveiled details of a second planned 3GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Western Australia.

The Midwest project is planned for a site 10-70km off the Kalbarri coast (pic credit: Abstract Aerial Art/Getty Images)
The Midwest project is planned for a site 10-70km off the Kalbarri coast (pic credit: Abstract Aerial Art/Getty Images)

It plans to use up to 200 turbines with power ratings of 15-25MW, tip heights of 268-385 metres, and rotor diameters of approximately 240-320 metres for its 3000MW Midwest Midwest (3000MW) Offshoreoff Kalbarri, Western Australia, Australia, Asia-Pacific Click to see full details project.

The Danish firm aims to build the wind farm at a 700km2 site 10-70km off Kalbarri, midway up Western Australia’s long coastline.

It hopes to start construction in 2028, ahead of first power in 2030 and full commissioning in 2031, pending permitting approvals.

Copenhagen Energy believes the project would create around 43,500 jobs during construction and 600 jobs during operation.

The developer is planning four offshore wind projects off Western Australia – each with a capacity of 3GW. Earlier this year, it unveiled details of the 3000MW Leeuwin Leeuwin (3000MW) Offshoreoff Geographe, Western Australia, Australia, Asia-Pacific Click to see full details project.

Last week, the government identified an area off the coast of Perth and Bunbury in Western Australia with potential for offshore wind development. It is unknown whether any of Copenhagen Energy’s Western Australia projects are planned in this area.

Copenhagen Energy founder Jasmin Bejdic was formerly head of offshore wind at European Energy. While in the role, European Energy received final approvals for its 240MW Jammerland Bay Jammerland Bay (240MW) OffshoreZealand, Denmark, Europe Click to see full details and 320MW Omø South Omø South (320MW) OffshoreStigsnæs, Zealand, Denmark, Europe Click to see full details wind farms off Denmark.

Copenhagen Energy is also working to develop 3GW of offshore wind capacity off the Philippines and 8GW off Ireland.

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