Civitavecchia, Italy (PortSEurope) March 27, 2023 – GreenIT and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have signed an agreement to develop three floating offshore wind projects in Latium, Civitavecchia, and Sardinia. The plants will be located on average roughly 30 km off from the coast and have an overall capacity of approximately 2 GW.
One project will be located off the coast of Civitavecchia, for a total capacity up to 540 MW. According to the project, 27 wind turbines will be placed about 25-30 km from the coast and in the stretch of water in front of the Torre Valdaliga Nord coal-fired plant. Instead of being planted on the seabed, they are installed on floating supports, anchored by submarine cables.
Secondly, two other wind farms will be located off the coast of Olbia (Northeast Sardinia). Power will be around 500 MW and 1,000 MW.
Combined the three projects will produce around 5 TWh/year with commercial operation expected between 2028-2031. The authorization process and subsequent construction phase need to be completed.
The wind farms will be developed in collaboration with Copenhagen Offshore Partners – the exclusive offshore wind development partner of CIP – and NiceTechnology and 7 Seas Wind Power, Italian companies with proven experience in the offshore plant sector, which have collaborated with GreenIT and CIP on the deployment of two other wind farms in Sicily and Sardinia.
GreenIT is an Italian renewable energy joint venture between Plenitude (Eni, 51%) and CDP Equity (CDP Group, 49%).
It will produce energy mainly from photovoltaic and wind power plants with the aim of reaching an installed capacity of approximately 1,000 MW by 2025. Cumulative investments will be over €800 million in a five-year period.
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