Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP), a world leader in development and construction of offshore wind projects, has submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Ichnusa Wind Power Project to the Italian Ministry of Environment and Energy Security (MASE). The submission marks Italy’s third floating wind farm project to reach EIA submission and the first for a floating wind project off the Sardinian coast. COP is leading development for Ichnusa on behalf of the project’s owners, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners through its Flagship Funds, and GreenIT, the joint venture owned 51% by Plenitude (Eni) and 49% by CDP Equity.
The Ichnusa Wind Power Project is a 504MW floating project planned approximately 35 kilometers off the coast of Sardinia and will contribute toward the Italian government’s target of 20GW of operational wind by 2030. The project is designed to support local supply chain development by the second half of the decade.
“We are pleased to reach this important milestone for the Ichunusa Wind Power Project. After the submission of the EIA for 7SeasMed on January 2022, we now reach the same milestone for Ichnusa, which is an important step for our consortium in Italy” said Michele Schiavone, COP Italy CEO. “Furthermore, Ichnusa’s location offers some of the best wind resources in the Mediterranean, making it an ideal spot to develop Sardinia’s first offshore wind project.”
Ichnusa is part of a larger, almost 3GW, floating portfolio COP is leading development for in Italy. The portfolio, which could power approximately 2.5 million Italian households, includes the 500MW Tyrrhenian project located in Latium off the coast of Civitavecchia, 3 projects off the coast of Sardinia including Ichnusa, the 500MW Nurax project, and the 1,000MW Poseidon project, and the 250MW 7SeasMed project located in Sicily off the coast of Marsala.