Destiny Wind is a floating offshore wind farm proposed to be developed off the Hunter coast by an Australian-based team with investment from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), a world leader in offshore wind development in new markets. Once completed, the wind farm is expected to operate for at least 30 years and to deliver clean and reliable energy to millions of NSW homes and businesses.
The project is in the feasibility stage and, subject to confirmation of its feasibility through development activities and granting of necessary approvals, its construction could begin by the end of the decade. The Hunter is a coal and mining-focused economy commencing a transition toward renewable generation.
Destiny Wind’s team recognises the Hunter’s possibilities and is committed to involving local businesses, energy workers, First Nations people and communities across the region to ensure the project’s economic benefits are shared. Destiny Wind and CIP are committed to building the capability of Hunter’s businesses to support offshore wind, as well as activating this new Australian industry through strategic partnerships, industry leadership and practical cooperation.
In November 2023, Destiny Wind participated in Australia’s second Feasibility Licence application (FLA) process under the Offshore Energy Infrastructure Act 2021 (Cth), to secure exclusive seabed access within the Hunter Declared Area. IAG supported Destiny Wind, CIP and its exclusive development partner Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) in the development of their FLA. As part of this engagement, IAG’s multi-disciplinary team effectively embedded within Destiny Wind to:
- fully project manage the development of the FLA, coordinating a broad range of inputs, developing visual aids to support the narrative, managing and undertaking reviews of the draft documents, and finalising the FLA for submission
- provide insights into the Department of Defence stakeholders, the critical asset infrastructure regime, and other key local and government stakeholders
- support development of the risk register, complexity summary and various management plans
- develop, or support review of, content and narrative across all workstreams including technical, commercial, technical capability, national security, governance, project management, stakeholder and community engagement, and supply chain and industry development.
Our team also drew on IAG’s wide-ranging mega infrastructure project experience for insights into key government priorities and policies, local context and
Australian assessor expectations.