GreenIT, the Italian renewable energy joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and CDP Equity (CDP Group), and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) through its Flagship Funds have signed an agreement to develop three floating offshore wind projects in Latium and Sardinia. On average, the plants will be located roughly 30 km off the coast and have an overall capacity of approximately 2 GW.
The agreement involves the development of a project in Latium, off the coast of Civitavecchia, for a total capacity of up to 540 MW and two other wind farms located off the coast of Olbia (Sardinia), with a power of around 500 MW and 1,000 MW. Combined, the three projects will produce around 5 TWh/year, with commercial operation expected between 2028-2031 once the authorisation process and subsequent construction phase are completed.
The partnership’s offshore wind portfolio in Italy will thus reach almost 3 GW with a yearly production of around 7 TWh of renewable energy, enough to satisfy the electricity consumption of around 2,5 million households and contribute to the decarbonisation objectives of the 2030 National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan.
The three offshore projects will use floating foundations, utilise innovative technical solutions to minimise environmental and visual impact, and will benefit from technological and logistic synergies with the other offshore wind initiatives managed within the same partnership.
The wind farms will be developed by a joint working team 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.
This new agreement represents an additional strategic step and a firm commitment to strengthening the floating offshore wind industry in Italy, providing a significant contribution towards a low-carbon future as well as encouraging the development of the local supply chain.
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