Parkwind to build offshore wind farm in Australia

Belgian wind farm developer Parkwind has been selected to develop an offshore wind farm off the coast of Australia. JERA, the Japanese parent company of Leuven-based Parkwind, announced the news on Wednesday.

Together with Australian company Alinta Energy, Parkwind will build the Spinifex wind farm in the Southern Ocean, off the coast of south-west Victoria. According to the project's website, the farm will have up to seventy wind turbines with a capacity of more than 1 gigawatt, "enough to power approximately 650,000 homes per year".

Parkwind is best known for the four wind farms it has built off the Belgian coast. It has also expanded internationally, developing wind farms in Norway and Ireland. Last month, the company was selected to build an offshore wind farm in Norway.

Parkwind was Belgian owned until 2023, when the Colruyt Group sold it to JERA, Japan's largest power generation company, for 1.55 billion.


#FlandersNewsService | An offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. © BELGA PHOTO JAMES ARTHUR GEKIERE

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