Senvion to supply turbines for first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea

Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been appointed by Beleolico Srl, a Belenergia S.A. affiliate, as the supplier for Taranto wind farm.

The offshore wind project will feature 10 Senvion 3.0M122 wind turbines. Taranto will be the first offshore plant in the Mediterranean sea, with a total rated power of 30 MW. The project will feature 10 Senvion 3.0M122, each with a hub-height of 100 meters. The turbines will be located in front of Taranto harbor in the Apulia region (Southern Italy), in a water depth of 4 to 18 meters. Delivery and installation of the turbines is currently planned to begin summer 2018, while commissioning is expected to take place in autumn 2018. Jointly with the turbines supply and installation, the agreement signed by Beleolico and Senvion foresees a 25-year full maintenance service contract for the Taranto wind farm. “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 and naturally, the strong support of Senvion,” added Jacques Edouard Lévy, CEO of Belenergia SA. Active in the Italian market since 2004, Senvion has installed nearly 940 MW in the country, producing almost all the necessary steel towers in Apulia region, at Leucci Costruzioni facilities in Brindisi. Link: