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Mediterranean’s first floating offshore wind farm to be located off Sicily

Renewables Now:

The Strait of Sicily is set to become the home of a 250-MW floating wind park, the first of its kind in the Mediterranean, Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore reports.

The power plant will be installed off the town of Marsala, in Trapani province, consisting of 25 floating turbines of 10 MW each and using the TetraSpar technology. Dubbed 7Seas Med, the project will require an investment of about EUR 741 million (USD 830.2m). It was put forward by Danish offshore wind project developer Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) in partnership with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and is currently under review by Italian authorities.

The newspaper quotes project manager Luigi Severini as saying that construction is planned to start in 2023. According to the report, the wind farm will not be visible from the Sicilian coast as it will be installed in the direction of Tunisia.

Copenhagen-based COP says on its website it is currently involved in projects in Germany, the UK, Canada, the US, Taiwan and Australia, providing project management services. The list includes the 402-MW Veja Mate offshore wind scheme in Germany and the Vineyard Wind project in the US.

[Veselina Petrova]

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