Falck, BlueFloat to Request Permit to Build 1.3 GW Floating Wind Farm Offshore Italy

Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy are set to apply for permission to develop a second floating offshore wind project in Puglia, Italy.

After filing for authorisation of a 1.2 GW floating wind farm in the waters off Brindisi last month, the partners will now seek permits to install floating wind turbines with a total capacity of 1.3 GW off the southern coast of the province of Lecce.

Falck and BlueFloat, the project company Odra Energia, will soon submit the documentation required to start the authorisation process for the floating offshore wind farm and will also file a request for the maritime concession with the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Port System Authority of the Southern Adriatic Sea.

Similarly to the first project off the coast of Brindisi, Kailia Energia, announced on 30 September, the project developers behind Odra Energia are about to begin a voluntary preliminary consultation process aimed at providing a better understanding of the scope of the environmental impact study which will be carried out, the partners said in a press release.

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With the maximum installed capacity of 1.3 GW, the estimated annual production of the Odra Energia project is about 4 TWh, equivalent to the consumption of more than one million households and more than two million tons of carbon dioxide emissions avoided.

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