From The Guardian:
Australia’s first offshore windfarm zone … will be on Victoria’s Gippsland coast, which environmental advocates have labelled a game-changer. “It is one of the most significant wind resources anywhere in the world,”the premier, Daniel Andrews, said, referring to powerful winds from the Bass Strait. The projects are expected to support more than 3,000 jobs over the next 15 years in the development and construction phases and an extra 3,000 ongoing operation jobs.
Sorry Dan, special vessels are required to install offshore wind, they are all in the northern hemisphere, they are in short supply and the bigger ships required for the latest offshore wind turbines are still under construction.
With just over 30 of these vessels navigating the world’s seas in 2020, according to Rystad, offshore wind projects already have to vie for time with a limited number of ships.
What could go wrong?