In a first for WA, a feasibility study will be launched into producing wind turbine components locally.
This initiative builds on the latest $92.4 million package to boost local manufacturing in WA to create a pipeline of local jobs.
The feasibility study will look at supply opportunities for wind farms, market trends, local industry participation opportunities, and make recommendations to the WA Government.
The study brief also includes investigating opportunities to create jobs in both metropolitan and regional areas.
To support the initiative, the WA Government has formed the Local Industry Participation in Wind Farm Supply Action Group, comprising industry representatives. The group will provide advice and recommendations to the WA Government on areas such as:
- domestic and international market trends and supply chain issues
- scope for development of manufacturing, installation and maintenance opportunities
- potential barriers, regulatory impediments or capacity and capability issues
- the form and extent of local capacity and capability essential to meet manufacturing requirements
- development of investment attraction strategies and/or content targets to strengthen capability and competitiveness
- any appropriate facilitation and collaboration that could be provided by the government.
For more information see the Winds to power new local manufacturing opportunities in WA media statement.