Falck, BlueFloat plan 675-MW floating wind project off Italy

WindFloat Atlantic platform is towed to installation site. Image credits: Dock90 (courtesy of EDP Renewables)

December 14 (Renewables Now) - Italy’s Falck Renewables SpA (BIT:FKR) and Madrid-based floating wind specialist BlueFloat Energy, under their equal partnership, have created an ad-hoc company for a 675-MW floating wind project off the Italian coast.

Named Minerva Energia, the new entity plans to develop a 45-turbine wind farm off the coast of Catanzaro province, Calabria region, in the Gulf of Squillace, Falck said today.

The developers have already commenced the preliminary consultation process in order to define the Environmental Impact Assessment study. Earlier this month, the companies also requested a maritime concession with the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Port System Authority of the Southern Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas.

Once up and running, the floating wind park is estimated to produce some 2.4 TWh per year, enough to power more than 600,000 Italian households. Some of its output will be used for the production of 45,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year.

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