Norwegian energy giant Equinor has teamed up with Antipodean offshore wind pacesetter Oceanex to advance three lead-off gigascale projects in Australia.

The pair are targeting submission of licence applications to build the Novocastrian, Illawarra and Eden arrays on acreage in the Hunter Valley, Illawarra and South Coast regions off New South Wales.

“The government has signalled a strong desire to develop an offshore wind market in Australia with new legislation and an emerging regulatory framework coming into effect recently,” said Equinor and Oceanex in a statement.