First Offshore Wind Turbine in Mediterranean Stands
Van Oord’s jack-up MPI Resolution has installed the first wind turbine at the Beleolico wind farm offshore Italy.
This is the first wind turbine to be installed on a commercial offshore wind farm anywhere in the Mediterranean sea.
The 30 MW Beleolico, also known as the Taranto offshore wind farm, will comprise 10 MySE 3.0-135 wind turbines provided by MingYang Smart Energy and installed on monopile foundations.
The wind farm is located in Italy’s Apulia Region near the Taranto harbour.
Scheduled to be fully commissioned in 2022, Beleolico will provide about 55,600 MWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the demand of around 18,500 households.
Renexia SpA is the owner and developer of the project. Van Oord’s MPI Offshore is in charge of the offshore construction.