Plenitude, Benefit Corporation (Società Benefit) company of Eni, and Simply Blue Group, an Irish blue economy project developer, have reached an agreement for the combined development of a pipeline for new floating offshore wind projects in Italy.
Through this partnership, the parties hope to bring together Plenitude’s technical, financial, and energy market expertise in Italy with Simply Blue Group’s experience in creating floating wind projects around the world.
Messapia in Apulia and Krimisa in Calabria are the first two floating offshore wind projects that have already been filed to the necessary authorities.
Overall, it is anticipated that the two projects will be able to meet the energy requirements required to power more than 2.5 million households, aiding the nation’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
To provide cutting-edge technology solutions and strengthen the Italian floating offshore wind supply chain, the partners will collaborate with regional communities and other important industry participants.
Stefano Goberti, CEO of Plenitude, commented: “With this partnership Plenitude expands its portfolio of floating wind projects in line with its target of reaching 15GW of renewable capacity by 2030 and reaffirms its commitment to creating an offshore wind supply chain in Italy. For Plenitude, offshore wind is a key contributor to the energy transition path and the achievement of our 2040 carbon neutrality targets to provide fully decarbonized energy to our customers.”
Sam Roch-Perks, Group Chief Executive Officer of Simply Blue Group said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Plenitude and increasing our pipeline of global projects. Italy represents a big opportunity in floating offshore wind, and we look forward to combining our expertise and delivering innovative projects that will provide real solutions to the climate crisis.”