GreenIT and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners to develop two offshore wind farms in Italy with 750MW capacity


GreenIT, a joint venture between Plenitude and CDP Equity for  the production of energy from renewable sources, and CI IV, a fund managed by Copenhagen  Infrastructure Partners (CIP), have signed an agreement to develop two floating offshore wind farms  in Sicily and Sardinia. Both projects are located more than 35 km from the coast and have a total  capacity of approximately 750MW.

The agreement refers to the development, construction and operation of a project in Sicily, off the  coast of Marsala, consisting of 21 turbines with a power of around 12MW each for a total capacity of  around 250MW, and a second wind farm to be developed in the sea area facing the south-western  coast of Sardinia, consisting of 42 wind turbines with a power of around 12MW each for a total  capacity of more than 500MW.

The two projects will be developed in Sicily with the support of Lilybeo Wind Power S.r.l., and in  Sardinia with the support of Nice Technology and 7 Seas Wind, both companies with proven  experience in the development of offshore plants as well as minority partners. The wind farms will  use floating platforms and implement innovative technological solutions aimed at minimising  environmental and visual impact, as well as promoting the development of local and national  industry.

The two wind farms will produce more than 2,000 GWh/year, which is equivalent to the average  annual energy consumption of approximately 750,000 households in the involved areas that  represent an increase of around 50% more than the average output of an onshore wind farm in Italy,  at the same average installed capacity.

Operations scheduled to start in 2026 in Sicily and 2028 in Sardinia at the end of the authorization  process and following construction.

The initiative will prevent around 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year, thus  contributing to the decarbonisation objectives of the 2030 National Integrated Energy and Climate  Plan and to the development of the floating offshore wind sector in Italy.This agreement represents  an important and strategic step for floating offshore wind projects in Italy, providing a significant  contribution towards a low carbon future.