German developer Wpd has entered a 50/50 joint venture with Australis Energy for three offshore wind projects with a joint capacity of 1.4GW in the coastal waters off the states of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

The projects have been pre-developed by Australis Energy, and Wpd is slated to assist in a new development phase that includes the completion of environmental studies and environmental impact assessments (ESIA), further data collection, landowner agreements, grid access deals, and planning, permitting and licensing for the projects.