Posted on January 12, 2021
A Milan-based floating wind farm project company has applied with the Port Authority of Cagliari for a 30-year concession to build and operate an export cable connection for a €1.4bn floating wind farm off the west coast of Sardinia.
Ichnusa Wind Power srl plans to construct the Sardegna Sud Occidentale wind farm around 35km off the coast of the Italian island, said Offshore WIND.
The wind farm will comprise 42 floating wind turbines according to the project’s application documents. The turbines will have a rated capacity of 12MW and a total capacity of 504MW.
The developer is seeking permission to construct underground and subsea ducts for the 220kV export cable on the west pier of the port of Portovesme, the Municipality of Portoscuso, Sardinia, to connect the wind farm with an existing onshore substation.
The concession would also cover the export cable route beyond the territorial waters.
The wind turbines will be connected to the floating offshore substation via a 66 kV inter-array cable system.
Maritime Journal has contacted Ichnusa Wind Power and the Port Authority of Cagliari for comment.
By Rebecca Jeffrey