Floating offshore wind energy: Memorandum signed between Falck Renewables | BlueFloat Energy Partnership and Yilport Taranto S.C.C.T.

Published on 05/11/2022

5 November 2022 – A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for the opening of a working group between the Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy Partnership with Yilport Taranto S.C.C.T. The aim is to reach an agreement on the exclusive use of an area within the Multipurpose Terminal of the Port of Taranto, to carry out activities related to the construction and operational phases of the floating offshore wind projects that the two energy companies are developing in equal partnership.

The subject of the Memorandum is the potential use of an area of the Multipurpose Terminal for the unloading, storage, construction and assembly of the floating platforms and wind turbines on quayside. The companies have set up a working group that will develop in detail the contents of the final agreement for the concrete use and exploitation of the area, which will allow Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to plan all activities and Yilport Taranto S.C.C.T to exploit the Terminal’s full operations.

Carlo Carbone, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Yilport Taranto S.C.C.T underlines "the importance of the synergy with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy for the Terminal and for the entire Port of Taranto. The project enhances the Multipurpose function of the Terminal and represents a step in the path to restore the port of Taranto to its role as a strategic logistics platform in the Mediterranean, supporting the Italian economic system by enhancing the local supply chain.”

“The port of Taranto,” comments Ksenia Balanda, Director of Marine Wind Italy of the Falck Renewables – BlueFloat Energy Partnership, "is the first port with which we are making a commitment because the Ionian area, from a logistical and strategic point of view, can allow us to best start up the construction sites related to the realisation of floating marine wind projects in Italy. It is our intention to contribute to the definition of a strategy for the reconversion and specialisation of Italian ports for this type of plant, developing local supply chains, jobs and skills through training and collaborations with universities and research centres. This is the first of a series of commitments we are making with the territory to co-develop concrete projects through shared paths.”