German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed a contract for the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea.
Senvion secured a 30MW contract from Renexia, which will see the installation of ten 3.0M122 turbines at the near-shore windfarm off the coast of Puglia, Southern Italy.
Renexia managing director Riccardo Toto said: “We are glad to work with Senvion for the first offshore windfarm on the Mediterranean Sea.
“This project is part of a wider strategy in the windpower industry that Renexia is pursuing in the US through two important projects and also worldwide with many other projects.
“We are eager to boost the production of clean and sustainable energy in a new market and the cooperation with Senvion is a reward to our skills and capabilities.”
Senvion notes that its 3.0M122 wind turbines have the capability to adapt to the challenging offshore environment. The company has developed a customised installation procedure suitable for a near-shore windfarm.
Additionally Senvion will provide full maintenance services for a period of five years with an extension option of up to 25 years.
Senvion Italy managing director Carlo Schiapparelli said: “We are excited to execute this wind project as it is not only the first offshore windfarm in the Mediterranean Sea, but also showcases Senvion’s capabilities to create tailor-made solutions.
“This contract underpins Renexia’s trust in our technology and in the expertise of our team to successfully and safely deliver offshore wind projects. In addition, we are pleased to further cement our position in both the onshore and offshore market in Italy.”
Installation will take place later this year.