Offshore wind has the potential to play a key role in achieving net zero targets in Australia and New Zealand / Aotearoa. With the industry still in its infancy, RPS is working with clients, governments, and stakeholders at each stage of development in the region.
As with any new industry, there are many challenges as well as opportunities to manage. From site selection, marine studies and approvals through to asset management and future sales – RPS has the global reach, local expertise and know-how to guide offshore wind developers through the process.
The opportunity and responsibility to get it right – from the beginning - is front of mind for our consultants. Our experts are drawing on lessons learnt in other jurisdictions as well as extensive experience in energy and renewables to inform their work and realise the potential of offshore wind off the Australian and New Zealand coastlines.
Learn more about our work and our team below.
With the Australian offshore wind industry in its infancy, it’s important we establish some fundamentals at the outset. We can do that – in part – if we look a little further offshore.
What you can do now – during the development phase – to maximise value in a possible future sale process. Keeping one eye on the horizon, decisions you make now will impact the value of your wind farm in the future.
We need a new approach to conducting ecological baseline studies that provides understanding at biologically relevant scales, supports regulators in making decisions and maximises cost efficiencies for offshore wind farm developers.
RPS is excited to be working on the first phase of a potential offshore wind farm development off the west coast of New Zealand / Aotearoa.
Late 2021, the Australian Government passed the Commonwealth Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 into law. Here are a few key takeaways from the draft regulations and cost recovery plan, and what they could mean for projects seeking a feasibility license.
Underestimating the impact of community and stakeholder engagement on the success or failure of a project can be costly, impact reputation and can see projects cancelled altogether. Engagement with stakeholders is more than just a consideration these days, its an expectation!
He's been fascinated with the marine environment since childhood and now leads a team of marine scientist across Australia Asia Pacific, meet RPS' National Service Line Leader – Marine Science, Jeremy Fitzpatrick.
Your contact information:
All fields are mandatory *
RPS is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We will only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you have requested. We would also like to contact you about our products and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you.
Your message has been submitted successfully.
We aim to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours.
If your enquiry is urgent - please contact your local office.
An error occurred. Please refresh the page and try again.