German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has concluded a 30MW contract with Renexia for the first offshore wind farm in the Italian Mediterranean Sea.
The wind farm will feature ten Senvion 3.0M122 turbines installed in front of Taranto harbour on monopile foundations in water depths ranging from 3 to 18 metres.
The installation and the commissioning will take place in 2019. Senvion will also provide full maintenance services for a period of five years with an extension option of up to 25 years.
Riccardo Toto, Managing Director of Renexia, said: “We are glad to work with Senvion for the first offshore wind farm on the Mediterranean Sea. This project is part of a wider strategy in the wind power industry that Renexia is pursuing in the U.S. through two important projects and also worldwide with many other projects. We are eager to boost the production of clean and sustainable energy in a new market and the cooperation with Senvion is a reward to our skills and capabilities.”
Senvion has adapted its 3.0M122 wind turbines to the particularly challenging offshore environment and developed a customized installation procedure suitable for the nearshore wind farm, the company said.
David Hardy, Executive Director & CSO of Senvion, said: “The offshore wind market is diversifying in terms of regions, wind regimes and solutions. This requires from vendors innovative approaches and technologies. For this project, Senvion has been able to leverage its experience, and develop for Renexia an offshore version of its 3.0M122 wind turbine. This modular approach is promising for many offshore markets around the globe.”
The final investment decision for the project was reached in February.