Falck Renewables and BlueFloat propose Sardinia floating project

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 20/05/2022 Falck Renewables
Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy have unveiled their proposal for the construction of a floating offshore wind farm project off the northeastern coast of Sardinia.

The proposal includes 62 floating wind turbines, positioned at a distance from the coast ranging from a minimum of 25 to a maximum of 40 kilometres. It would have a total installed capacity of 975 MW with an expected annual production of more than 3.4 TWh, equivalent to the consumption of over 900,000 households.

Meetings with local communities will be carried out over the next few weeks and are focused on presenting the economic and development benefits of the project. According to the project partners, the generation of thousands of stable jobs in the medium-long term: up to 3,200 full-time jobs during the manufacturing, assembly and construction stages; and more than 180 for plant maintenance after the wind farm is operational.

Furthermore, the proposal includes the development of the island’s main industrial ports for the assembly, operation and maintenance of the farm.

Exploratory research into local sea and wind conditions, environmental impacts and industrial infrastructures has been underway over the past 12 months. The request for a maritime concession was submitted on 6 May and the authorisation process with the Ministry of Ecological Transition will begin in the next few weeks.  

Ksenia Balanda, Tibula Energia technical director, said: “We feel that the value of our projects is measured by their ability to benefit local communities. Through dialogue and engaging with local people, we aim to create a development model focused on collaboration with local communities to support their goals.”