Copenhagen Energy submits third offshore wind proposal

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Danish renewable energy company Copenhagen Energy has submitted a third offshore wind project proposal in Australia following two proposals for 3GW offshore projects earlier this year.

The company has revealed details for a third 3GW offshore wind project called Samphire Offshore Wind Farm, which will comprise up to 200 turbines and six substation platforms in Commonwealth waters.

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The proposed project will deliver 3GW of renewable electricity—enough to power three million homes and businesses, for up to 50 years, according to the developer.

Copenhagen Energy said its modelling indicated that for every 1GW of power, the Samphire Offshore Wind Farm will create 14,500 direct and indirect jobs during construction, and 200 jobs during operation.

Subject to approvals, the company aims to start construction of the Samphire offshore wind farm in 2029.

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“The release of our Samphire proposal is just the start of a long process that will involve comprehensive studies to understand the environmental, economic, and social impacts of our project,” Copenhagen Energy CEO Jasmin Bejdic said.

“As with our other projects, we are talking to a range of local, state and federal government agencies and local community, tourism, and fishing groups about our project and how we can develop it successfully.”  

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