offshore wind farm

Italy Launches First Offshore Wind Farm

Italy on Thursday officially launched the first offshore wind farm project in the country and in the Mediterranean region.

The turbines for the Beleolico project, which was connected to the power grid in a ceremony held at the port of Taranto in southern Italy, were supplied by a Chinese company.

The Beleolico offshore wind farm project has 10 turbines with a total capacity of 30 MW. According to Chinese equipment supplier Ming Yang Smart Energy Group Ltd., this wind farm can provide energy to about 20,000 households a year, Xinhua reports.

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said that Italy is determined to “accelerate the introduction of renewable energy sources and increase their share in the national energy mix.”

“Offshore energy can help the green economy transition process while providing economic opportunities for countries with large coastal areas like Italy, promoting local value chain development and synergy among blue economy stakeholders,” he said.

Wang Lihe, vice president of China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy Group Ltd., said the project has enhanced the exchange of offshore wind technology and experience between Chinese and European companies, and promoted international cooperation to promote clean energy development and combat climate change. climate.