Senvion Signs Agreement for First Offshore Wind Farm in the Mediterranean


Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, was appointed by Beleolico Srl to be the supplier for Taranto wind farm. Taranto will be the first offshore plant in the Mediterranean Sea, with a total rated power of 30 MW. The project will feature 10 Senvion 3.0M122, each with a hub height of 100 meters.

The turbines will be in front of Taranto harbor in the Apulia region (Southern Italy), in a water depth of four to 18 meters. Delivery and installation of the turbines is planned for summer 2018, while their commissioning is expected in fall 2018. Jointly with the turbines supply and installation, the agreement foresees a 25-year full maintenance service contract for the Taranto wind farm.

“We thank Belenergia for the trust in our technology for this project which further strengthens the Senvion relationship with Italy and the Apulia region in particular,” said Carlo Schiapparelli, managing director of Senvion Italia. “We are proud to contribute our experience to the construction of the first Italian offshore wind farm. Senvion has always been a pioneer in offshore wind energy, and we are now continuing this path in Italy. With the very specific requirements on the turbines, Senvion combined its offshore experience and its onshore expertise on the 3.XM machine to provide the ideal turbine for the Mediterranean Sea.”

“Belenergia has been investing in the offshore wind project of Taranto since 2012,” said Jacques Edouard Lévy, CEO of Belenergia SA. “After a long administrative and engineering gestation, we are happy to enter into the industrial phase, with the help of our local and international design engineering firms (Studio Severini, IA.ING, Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH) and naturally, the strong support of Senvion. Belenergia is well aware that this is a first offshore plant in the Mediterranean Sea, with specific challenges to meet. But thanks to the upstream initial works, we are quite confident that this new venture will be an industrial success that both our investors, but also our Italian and European partners, will be proud of, both from a technological dimension and for its ecological impact.”

Active in the Italian market since 2004, Senvion has installed nearly 940 MW in the country, producing almost all the necessary steel towers in the Apulia region at Leucci Costruzioni facilities in Brindisi.

Source: Senvion

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