Alinta and Parkwind partner on 1GW Spinifex


April 24, 2024

Australian utility Alinta Energy has formed a joint venture with JERA Nex subsidiary Parkwind to develop the 1GW Spinifex offshore wind project off the coast of southwest Victoria, Australia.

The companies announced today that they have identified a site for the project in the offshore wind development zone in the Southern Ocean.

Jeff Dimery, managing director and chief executive at Alinta, said he was impressed by the strong track record at JERA and Parkwind: “We love that spirit and the launch of JERA Nex [last week], bringing the two companies’ renewable expertise together, is exactly what we’ll need in Australia to build a new industry from the ground up. The other thing that attracted us to JERA Nex was its shared vision for ensuring the project benefits communities in southwest Victoria.”

Francois Van Leeuw, vice president of development and construction offshore at JERA Nex and co-CEO of Parkwind, said: “There is huge potential for offshore wind in Australia and we’re confident that the combination of Alinta Energy’s local expertise and experience and our offshore credentials provide a strong foundation for this project… We’re looking forward to working closely with the local community to bring clean, sustainable energy to Australian homes and businesses.”

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