Wind energy – Italy
Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution will commence its work for the Taranto Offshore Wind Farm in Italy.
The Taranto Offshore Wind Farm is located near the Taranto harbour in Italy and consists of 10 turbines.
This wind farm will be the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea. The wind farm will have a capacity of 30 MW and estimated output of 58,000 MWh per year.
MPI Resolution will install the monopiles, secondary steel, and wind turbines generators.
The mobilization was prepared in the last two weeks in the Rotterdam area, taking a variety of equipment onboard including a Menck hammer, sea fastening, upend tool, and lifting equipment.
During the pile driving activities, Van Oord deploys its innovative FaunaGuard system. This in-house developed acoustic device safely and temporarily deters dolphins by using special underwater acoustics.
Van Oord signed a contract with Renexia SpA, a subsidiary of Toto Holding, for the transport and installation of the 10 foundations and turbines.