Swedish-Italian joint venture aims to build new twin tilt wind turbines in Italy

A Swedish company hopes to launch the floating offshore wind farm market in Italy with its innovative twin tilt turbines. Stockholm-based Hexicon recently acquired a 50-50 joint venture with Bologna-based clean energy developer Avapa Energy. To develop floating offshore wind farms for Italy.

The new project, called Avene Hexicon, will begin the search for suitable sites for the construction of wind farms. It will also seek planning permits from Italian authorities, where wind farms are viable. Under the project, Hexicon will license its patented technology for use in projects and, where applicable, third parties.

The new wind farms, as mentioned earlier, will consist primarily of Hexicon floating platforms with tilting towers. The project will also encourage other developers to take advantage of the technology where possible.

“Marcus Thor, CEO of Hecixon, explained that an important part of our business model is to enter new and promising markets as soon as possible and to establish our project and technology development skills together with local partners.

“We have found an ideal partner in Avapa Energy, and together with AvenHexicon we look forward to supporting Italy in its expansion of fossil-free electricity production,” he added.

As Italy is one of the main recipients of the so-called “Green Deal” in the European Union, it has embarked on the necessary regulatory changes to develop offshore wind energy.

Floating offshore wind power is a great option for Italy due to its very deep seas

Choosing floating wind farms is a great option for locations like the waters off Italy because they are deep in places. Stationary marine alternatives are not really practical due to the need for a larger subsea mooring.

Alberto Dalla Rosa, Partner at Avapa Energy, said, “Floating wind energy with its advanced low-impact technology will play a material role in the Italian energy transition, and we are pleased to collaborate with Hexicon to develop floating wind parks in Italian waters.”

So far, Italy currently has no operating offshore wind farms, but the National Wind Energy Association Anif has set a target of five gigawatts of floating offshore wind for the country by 2040.

“Italy has 55 offshore wind farm projects, of which none [are] Currently in operation, and there is no progress in construction in it enough to connect turbines and generate electricity, one [is] In the construction phase, one [is] Either with consent or [has] Apply for approval,” 4COffshore reports.

Italy’s Recovery and Resilience Plan allocates 37 percent of total spending on measures supporting climate goals, the European Commission reported in June.

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