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2022

Feasibility and investigations (2 years)

2024

Environmental assessments and approvals (2 to 3 years)

2030

Construction and commissioning (3 to 4 years)

The first step – wind and wave measurement

Floating detection and measurement devices, called floating LiDARs, will be deployed in the first half of 2022 - they are like large buoys, fitted with detection and measuring equipment, and will be located over 25km from shore. After around two years of monitoring, the equipment and mooring system will be fully recovered. We will consult with fishers and marine users to ensure the floating LiDARs and buoys are placed in a safe location.

Over the coming years project viability will be assessed against
environmental and commercial evaluation.

Measuring wind and wave conditions

Studies to understand seabed conditions

Marine species, bird and other environmental studies

Iwi and community consultation

Transmission, grid and engineering studies

Economic studies and opportunities for local industry