Shell Energy Australia respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of the Gippsland region where the proposed project would be located, the Gunaikurnai people, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.


Project overview

Shell Energy has applied for an offshore feasibility license in the Gippsland Region of Victoria to develop a 2.3 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind project, off the coast of South Gippsland.

This project demonstrates our commitment to the development of Australia’s offshore wind industry and presents Shell Energy with the opportunity to continue investing in, and partnering with Australia, as we pursue our shared goals of achieving net-zero emissions and delivering solutions that improve the livelihoods of all Australians.

Shell Energy is Shell’s renewables and energy solutions business in Australia, delivering low and zero-carbon solutions to customers via our integrated positions in renewable energy generation – including large-scale solar, nature-based solutions, onshore wind development, and battery energy storage solutions (BESS).

In addition to Shell’s Australian experience in delivering complex energy projects in partnership with local stakeholders, globally Shell has over 70 years of experience in complex offshore projects and over 20 years in offshore wind.

Today, Shell has over 50 gigawatts of renewable generation potential in our global portfolio (Shell equity), including 2.2 GW in operation, 4.2 GW under construction/contract and 45 GW of potential capacity in our pipeline, ranging from utility-scale solar through to innovative floating wind projects and integrated wind to hydrogen projects. Learn more about Shell’s global offshore wind projects here.

  • 2.3GW of low emission generation capacity

  • Approx. 27km off the coast

  • Licence development area = 700km2

Project map

Shell Energy have submitted a feasibility licence application to develop an offshore wind project within the Federal Government’s declared development area, located in the Bass Strait off Gippsland. You can view this on their website, here.

Community and Suppliers

Shell Energy is committed to developing respectful, long-term partnerships with communities where we operate.

The project will create new job opportunities during the construction, operations and maintenance phases. Shell Energy will also work with and build relationships with local suppliers and contractors, which will be essential to delivering the project and running our operations.

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Commitment to safety

Shell is committed to delivering energy responsibly and safely, preventing harm to our employees, contractors, local communities and the environment. A safety leader with 70+ years’ experience in complex offshore projects and 20+ years in offshore wind, we have the capabilities to deliver the project with zero harm.

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Respecting nature

In 2021, Shell established a new Environmental Framework termed ‘Respecting Nature’, which implements our commitments in the areas of biodiversity, water conservation, and circular waste economy.

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