Ampcontrol keeps it local with offshore wind venture

Ampcontrol Pty Ltd

Wednesday, 28 February, 2024

Ampcontrol keeps it local with offshore wind venture

Ampcontrol is partnering with Australian offshore wind developer Destiny Wind on a proposed floating wind farm off the NSW Hunter Coast. Destiny Wind is led by the team behind Star of the South — an offshore wind farm planned for Gippsland, Victoria, that is currently in the project development phase.

While Ampcontrol is a global business, its head office is in the Hunter, where the company has over 800 local employees. Ampcontrol has more than 50 years’ experience working within the energy, infrastructure and resources industries.

Ampcontrol Managing Director and CEO Rod Henderson with Destiny Wind Acting Project Director Erin Coldham.

Destiny Wind Acting Project Director Erin Coldham said the partnership with Ampcontrol is an example of how offshore wind can draw on the strong history of traditional energy generation in the Hunter Region.

“This partnership is an easy decision for us — we need local businesses and suppliers like Ampcontrol be part of Australia’s offshore wind industry,” she said.

“We’ve identified some key collaboration areas from both a local and national perspective — it’s exciting to see what could be possible.

“Offshore wind would continue the long history of industry excellence in regional areas like the Hunter — local experience and know-how will play a big role in advancing this new Australian industry,” Coldham concluded.

Ampcontrol Managing Director and CEO Rod Henderson said key industry partnerships play an important role when developing energy solutions of scale.

“Collaboration is essential to bring together the brightest minds so we can think radically to challenge the status quo and disrupt the future of energy,” he said.

The partnership will focus on innovations that could be used in the Hunter region and across Australia’s emerging offshore wind industry.

Image credit: iStock.com/zetter

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