We are currently working through early-stage feasibility planning for all projects. This includes detailed analysis to further inform our site locations and project designs. 

Delivering a new energy industry

By closely monitoring innovation in wind energy technologies Orchid Energy will ensure our projects lead the market in both design and function.

As a next step, we will look to provide meaningful avenues to involve key stakeholders in the scoping and further analysis of our projects.

There are currently no designated offshore wind energy zones in waters off the Queensland coast. These zones allow for offshore energy developers to apply for permits and proceed with key site based investigations to confirm their plans are both technically and environmentally feasible. Policy support from both the Federal and State government is needed to allow for this planning and consultation to really take off.

With support from government, our plan is to start construction of these key projects by 2030. Longer term, our goal is to generate strong community buy-in and support for our projects and the genuine social and environmental outcomes they promise to provide.

Creating prosperity

Offshore wind has significant potential to drive transformational growth of key Queensland industries, especially construction, ports and manufacturing. A new offshore energy industry will require a significant number of qualified local workers to construct and operate these multi-million dollar projects.

Located close to thriving regional and industry centres, offshore energy also has incredible potential to drive step change transformation of key economies that have traditionally relied on coal, oil and gas.


  • Close to growing population centres and major industry
  • Provides balance and diversity to onshore clean energy generation and storage
  • Optionality for both electricity & hydrogen production
  • Potential for significant growth in ports, construction, engineering, manufacturing, industry
  • Significant job creation / re-skilling required

Environmental protection

Through careful design, all projects will avoid or minimise environmental impacts. Locations between 30 – 45 kilometres off the coast will reduce visual impact for onshore communities.

Open and transparent consultation with knowledgeable local stakeholders will be key to realising these potential outcomes.