A photo of the MPI Resolution vessel loading a monopile for the Taranto offshore wind farm in Italy

Foundations Stand at First Mediterranean Offshore Wind Farm

Van Oord’s jack-up MPI Resolution has installed the ten monopile foundations at the first wind farm to be built in the Mediterranean Sea – the 30 MW Taranto offshore wind farm.

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The Taranto offshore wind farm, also known as Beleolico, is located in Italy’s Apulia Region near the Taranto harbour.

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The wind farm will comprise ten MySE 3.0-135 wind turbines provided by MingYang Smart Energy.

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”At this moment preparations are being made for the installation of the turbines and the expectation is that this will be completed in February,” a spokesperson for Van Oord told offshore WIND.

MPI Resolution is in charge of installing the wind farm’s monopiles, secondary steel, and the wind turbines.

The wind farm is scheduled to be fully commissioned in 2022 and provide about 55,600 MWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the demand of around 18,500 households, Renexia SpA, the developer of the project, said.