Sardinia might become one of the most important players in the Mediterranean in the production of renewable energy, specifically with new generation Wind Farms. The proposed construction of 6 different projects aims at meeting not only the island’s but also Italy’s energy needs.
As of now, there are 6 main offshore wind parks planned for Southern Sardinia. In the last days of December 2021, many projects have been submitted to the Ministry of Infrastructures and Sustainable Mobility and to the competent authorities in Sardinia, which are responsible to grant the works authorization.
According to local media at the moment these companies seems to be involved in this project:
From the west side of the island, the Ichnusa Wind Power has proposed the construction of a wind park of around 49.000 km2 around 35 km from the western shore.
Two main parks will be also developed by Seawind Italia Srl close to the islands of San Pietro and Sant’Antioco, respectively 21nm and 6nm from the coast. These will mostly supply the power-hungry manufacturing plants in the Southwest of the island.
A third major player involved is Repower S.p.a., the Italian branch of the Helvetic energy company that proposed the harvesting of one plant close to the two fields above. This will probably be placed off-shore Sarroch, close to where one of the biggest refineries in the Mediterranean is located.