Italian floating wind farm moves closer

Project developer formally applies for license to establish 250 MW project, at which Tetraspar foundations will bear turbines from Siemens Gamesa.

Photo: Ørsted

Despite many years of preparing, Italy still hasn't gained much ground within offshore wind. The player that came closest to establishing a project is Belenergia with a 30 MW farm off Taranto, which achieved the necessary permits in 2017 but hasn't moved on since.

Meanwhile, a new candidate for the title of Italy's first offshore wind farm emerges, as a 30-year license was just awarded for the establishment of a floating wind farm of 250 MW south of Sicily. And although the project developer behind it, 7Seas Med, might not enjoy broad recognition, the investor behind the potential EUR 741 million investment does: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

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