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Ampcontrol Partners With Destiny Wind


Ampcontrol announces Partnership with Destiny Wind at 2024 Hunter New Energy Symposium on 22 February 2024.

While presenting at the 2024 Hunter New Energy Symposium at Newcastle City Hall on Thursday 22 February 2024, Ampcontrol Managing Director & CEO Rod Henderson announced Ampcontrol has entered into a partnership with Australia’s most advanced offshore wind developer, Star of the South, as part of proposed Destiny Wind project. 

Destiny Wind is a proposed offshore wind farm off the Hunter coast, led by the team behind Star of the South - Australia’s most advanced offshore wind project in Gippsland Victoria. 

The partnership will focus on innovations that could be used in the Hunter region and across Australia’s emerging offshore wind industry. 

 Ampcontrol Managing Director and CEO, Rod Henderson said key industry partnerships play an important role when developing energy solutions of scale. 

 “Collaboration is essential to bring together the brightest minds so we can think radically to challenge the status quo and disrupt the future of energy, he said. 


The Hunter Region: An Energy Manufacturing Powerhouse 

Rod Henderson presented at the 2024 Hunter New Energy Symposium on Thursday 22 February about the capability of the Hunter Region to become a leading Australian energy manufacturing powerhouse 

We believe there is so much opportunity in the Hunter to lead the global energy revolution,” he said.   

We are passionate about keeping manufacturing jobs within Australia and using our smart minds and expertise to develop new energy solutions to support our customers in decarbonisation efforts”. 

Capacity Building: Research & Development in the Hunter 

With our vision to lead the global energy revolution, we’re passionate about how we can make that a reality. 

ResTech, our joint venture with the University of Newcastle, is dedicated to research & development to challenge the future and equip our customers in the energy transition. 

Chris Bird, ResTech General Manager was on a panel at the 2024 Hunter New Energy Symposium on Wednesday 21 February discussing “Capacity Building for R&D in the Hunter Region” where he shared how Newcastle and the Hunter is uniquely positioned for the energy transition. 

“[Newcastle] has been doing energy for a century, we know what we’re doing. We have the assets already here and the bright minds needed. Transition isn’t a new thing for the Hunter, we’ve done it before,” Chris said.  

The panel was chaired by Mark Lewis, Business Development Manager, Electrification and Energy Systems Network, NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub. 

Other panelists included Dr Louise Brown, CEO and founder of HydGene Renewables, Joss Kesby, Business Development Manager, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise, University of Newcastle, and Thomas Gao, Business Development Manager, Powerfuels including Hydrogen Network, NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub. 

One thing is for certain, there is a world of opportunity found here in the Hunter—it's all about getting it right. 

“Importance needs to be placed on discovering the right challenges and problems to solve and investing in R&D there. If you can find the right problem to solve, suddenly you’ve made a difference,” Chris said. 

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