Global offshore wind greenfield developer Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has agreed to work with NZ Super Fund to build a first giga-scale project in the South Taranaki Bight off Aotearoa New Zealand.

CIP, which has some 30GW of sea-based wind in its development pipeline, and NZ Super Fund said they expected the project, part of a broader development plan for CIP’s upcoming flagship fund ‘CI V’, could be brought online as 1GW array as early as the “end of the decade”, meeting over 11% of the island nation’s demand, and the potential to be expanded later to 2GW.