Concession sought for Italy’s first floating wind farm

Italian wind developer 7 Seas Med S.r.l. has requested a 30-year maritime state concession to develop a 250 MW floating offshore wind farm in the Sicilian Channel.

According to the application filed with Italy’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport – Trapani Port Authority, 7 Seas Med S.r.l. plans to install 25 wind turbines with an individual capacity of 10 MW at the site.

The turbines will be mounted on semi-submersible TetraSpar floating foundations, the project documents show.

Plans Emerge for Italy's First Floating Wind Farm
Source: 7 Seas Med S.r.l.

The site is located 37 kilometres off Marsala on the north-western coast of the Sicily, 32 kilometres from the island of Marettimo, and 34.5 kilometres from the island of Favignana.

The wind farm will also include a floating offshore substation and a 41-kilometre export cable system which will make landfall at the port of Marsala.

Source: 7 Seas Med S.r.l.

According to the local media, the project is expected to enter the construction phase in 2023 and require an investment of around € 740 million.

The local reports also say that the project is being developed by Copenhagen Offshore Partners, with assistance from the Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.

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