Australia’s offshore wind and renewable energy future set to accelerate through new partnership

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The University of Melbourne Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) has partnered with Ørsted, the world’s largest offshore wind developer, to advance Australia’s transition to renewable energy. The partnership aims to combine Ørsted’s extensive experience in offshore wind energy with the University’s research capabilities to design and deliver the best offshore wind outcomes in Australia. The collaboration will also focus on preparing students and researchers for careers in the renewable energy sector. The initial phase of Ørsted’s proposed project off the coast of Gippsland in Victoria is expected to create up to 6,000 jobs. Ørsted believes that the development of an Australian offshore wind industry holds significant potential for experienced professionals and those entering the workforce.

The partnership between Ørsted and the University of Melbourne will begin with a guest lecture on offshore wind foundation design. The University is well-positioned to provide access to a dedicated workforce and support Ørsted in addressing unique challenges in the development of offshore wind farms in Australia. Both parties are committed to accelerating collaboration and delivering the best outcomes for Australian communities, workforces, educators, businesses, and the environment.

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