March 22 (Renewables Now) - A joint venture linked to Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) has again partnered with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to co-develop three floating wind projects totalling 2 GW in Italian waters.
GreenIT, a renewables-focused JV between Eni’s Plenitude and CDP Equity, and CIP’s Flagship Funds have entered into an agreement to develop an up-to-540-MW project in Latium, off the coast of Civitavecchia, and two other of about 500 MW and 1,000 MW off the coast of Olbia, Sardinia. If approved, the wind parks could achieve commercial operation between 2028 and 2031.
With this trio, the partnership’s offshore wind portfolio in Italy is nearing 3 GW. In April 2022, GreenIT and the CIP fund announced they were working together on two other floating wind projects -- a 250-MW project in Sicily, off the coast of Marsala, and a 500-MW-plus scheme in the sea area facing the south-western coast of Sardinia.
Together, the five wind parks are estimated to produce some 7 TWh of electricity a year, enough to meet the power consumption of around 2.5 million homes.