Saipem to Co-develop Italian Wind Farm Offshore Ravenna in Adriatic
Saipem will co-develop a wind farm in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Ravenna. The company thus confirms its increasingly active presence in the field of initiatives linked to the development of offshore wind and its presence in the sector also in Italy. To this end, it has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AGNES, a company that develops renewable energy projects in the Adriatic Sea, in particular offshore and nearshore wind farms, floating solar panels at sea, energy storage systems and hydrogen production from renewable sources, and QINT’X, an Italian company specialising in renewable energy, specifically solar, wind and hydroelectric energy and e-mobility.
This project will involve the installation of approximately 56 turbines on fixed foundations on the seabed at two different sites: one located more than 8 nautical miles from the shore, and the other more than 12 miles from the shore. The overall installed power will be approximately 450 MW. As part of this project, innovative technologies will also be used such as floating solar technology based on the proprietary technology of Moss Maritime, which is part of Saipem’s XSIGHT division dedicated to developing innovative solutions to speed up de-carbonation process in the energy sector. In this respect, the XSIGHT division has already begun developing integrated solutions for using renewable energy and for producing “Green” hydrogen. The Agnes project will be the first project to develop such integrated solutions, offering the opportunity to find an alternative solution to decommissioning O&G platforms in the Adriatic Sea.
This project will be implemented in a highly industrialised area and the local industry will be involved in supporting it.