The Myalup Offshore Windfarm project is a wind farm proposed to be built offshore between Bunbury and Mandurah.
The total project is proposed to encompass infrastructure in both State and Commonwealth waters. The project is currently being developed in State waters, approximately 5.5km off the coast between Preston Beach and Binningup through the existing State regulatory and legislative framework enabling this State based planning process to commence. It is proposed that the State waters portion of the development will have a capacity of around 300MW.
The project is earmarked for expansion into commonwealth waters if and when a declaration is made that offshore electricity development can proceed in the area by the Federal Energy Minister.
Subject to the final study of environmental, technical, heritage, social and economic risk factors during the feasibility phase, it is foreseen that the Myalup Offshore Windfarm project may have a total capacity of around 1.9GW, encompassing both State and Commonwealth waters.
The expansion into commonwealth waters will add around 1.6 GW of additional clean energy capacity to the project, increasing the total number that could be powered by the windfarm to over 1,000,000 homes.
Both the areas will be constructed and operate as a single project.
The size of the wind turbines is yet to be finalised, with an anticipated capacity of around 15MW per turbine. We are actively investigating the feasibility of larger turbines, as fewer will be required, which will result in less construction activity, and reduced visual impact.
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