PUBLISHED June 12, 2023
Ichnusa Wind Power Project Submits Environmental Impact Assessment in Italy
June 12, 2023 – Copenhagen:
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.
About Copenhagen Offshore Partners
Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) is a world leader in offshore wind project origination, development, and construction. COP is accelerating the energy transition through development of a 50+ GW project portfolio, one third of which represents floating offshore wind. The group also specializes in system integration capabilities, including power-to-x. COP’s expert team are advancing projects across 17 offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. COP is a proudly independent company owned by its management. Learn more at www.cop.dk
About Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Founded in 2012, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) today is the world’s largest dedicated fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments and a global leader in offshore wind. The funds managed by CIP focuses on investments in offshore and onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, transmission and distribution, reserve capacity, storage, advanced bioenergy, and Power-to-X.
CIP manages ten funds and has to date raised approximately EUR 19 billion for investments in energy and associated infrastructure from more than 140 international institutional investors. CIP has approximately 400 employees and 11 offices around the world. For more information, visit www.cip.com
GreenIT is a joint venture, owned 51% by Plenitude (Eni) and 49% by CDP Equity, for the development, construction, and management of plants for the production of energy from renewable sources in Italy. The joint venture, created in 2021, is part of the strategy aimed to support the country’s energy transition, increasing the generation of renewable energy, in line with the objectives set by the 2030 Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan. For more information, visit www.green-it.online/