Italy to construct first offshore wind farm

Italy has adopted plans to erect the country's first offshore wind farm. The farm will be 30 MW and constructed in south-eastern Italy with Senvion turbines. (correction Friday 9:40 CET - the turbine supplier is Senvion.)

Italy had, until now, not invested in a single offshore wind turbine.

But that is about to change. Shortly before the new year, Italian energy agency, Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE), put out a tender for 870 MW of renewable energy projects. 30 MW of this was reserved for offshore wind, with the remainder directed at biomass, solar, and onshore.

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