First offshore windfarm in the Mediterranean Sea – Italy

First offshore windfarm in the Mediterranean Sea – Italy

Luigi Severini, Alessandro Severini, Sara Bray, Simona Capozza

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Abstract. The global demand for renewable energy is expanding in the attempt to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Offshore wind energy is, alongside with other “green” forms of energy, at the core of seeking carbon-neutrality of various countries. Based on the International Energy Agency, offshore wind energy could become the main source of power generation in Europe by 2042 [1]. Consequently, interest in offshore wind power is on the rise. By 2020, already 25 GW had been installed in Europe, and according to the latest projections by Wind Europe, 450 GW could be deployed by 2050 [2]. The article will present in detail the project of the offshore wind farm built a few months ago near the Taranto harbor. The project was conceived and carried out entirely by the iLStudio and Nicetechnology srl. In particular, not only the design phases but also the bureaucratic and planning process of the plant will be described, highlighting how long it took to get to its complete realization (14 years). At present we have become pioneers in the development of this technology.

Offshore Wind Farms, Wind Turbines, Mediterranean Sea

Published online 3/17/2022, 6 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Luigi Severini, Alessandro Severini, Sara Bray, Simona Capozza, First offshore windfarm in the Mediterranean Sea – Italy, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 26, pp 691-696, 2023


The article was published as article 111 of the book Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

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