Ampcontrol partners with Destiny Wind offshore project

Offshore wind farm (ampcontrol)
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Australia’s most advanced offshore wind developer, Star of the South, is partnering with Ampcontrol as part of its proposed Destiny Wind project—a proposed offshore wind farm off the Hunter coast.

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Ampcontrol is a global business with its head office in the Hunter, with over 800 local employees. The partnership will focus on innovations that could be used in the Hunter region and across Australia’s emerging offshore wind industry.

Destiny Wind acting project director Erin Coldham said the partnership with Ampcontrol was an example of how offshore wind can draw on the long and strong history of traditional energy generation in the region.

“This partnership is an easy decision for us—we need local businesses and suppliers like Ampcontrol be part of Australia’s offshore wind industry,” she said.

“We’ve identified some key collaboration areas from both a local and national perspective – it’s exciting to see what could be possible.

“Offshore wind would continue the long history of industry excellence in regional areas like the Hunter—local experience and know-how will play a big role in advancing this new Australian industry.”

Ampcontrol managing director and CEO Rod Henderson said key industry partnerships play an important role when developing energy solutions of scale.

“Collaboration is essential to bring together the brightest minds so we can think radically to challenge the status quo and disrupt the future of energy,” he said.

Destiny Wind is a proposed floating offshore wind project participating in the Commonwealth Government’s Pacific Ocean off the Hunter licensing process. It is backed by the world’s largest greenfield clean energy fund manager, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

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Destiny Wind will leverage the local experience, learnings and efficiencies gained from the Star of the South project, which has been under development in Gippsland, Victoria, through CIP since 2017.

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