Senvion has secured a contract to supply ten 3.0M122 turbines for Belenergia affiliate Beleolico’s new 30MW offshore windfarm in the Mediterranean Sea near Taranto, Italy.
Each with a hub height of 100m, the turbines will be installed in front of Taranto harbour in the Apulia region of Southern Italy in a water depth of 4m to 18m.
Delivery, installation, and comissioning of the turbines is planned to be carried out next year.
Belenergia's chief executive officer (CEO) Jacques Edouard Lévy said: “Belenergia has been investing in the offshore wind project of Taranto since 2012.
“After a long administrative and engineering gestation, we are happy to enter into the industrial phase, with the help of our local and international design engineering firms (Studio Severini, IA.ING, Deutsche Offshore Consult) and naturally, the strong support of Senvion.”
Senvion Italia managing director Carlo Schiapparelli said: “We are proud to contribute our experience to the construction of the first Italian offshore windfarm.
“With the very specific requirements on the turbines, Senvion combined its offshore experience and its onshore expertise on the 3.XM machine to provide the ideal turbine for the Mediterranean Sea.”
Senvion has installed around 940MW capacity in Italy, producing almost all the necessary steel towers in the Apulia region, at Leucci Costruzioni facilities in Brindisi.