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Ichnusa Wind Power Project Launches Floating LiDAR Campaign, First for an Offshore Wind Project in Sardinia

Posted on: June 15th, 2023 by Nicolas Nielsen No Comments

June 15, 2023 – Copenhagen:

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP), a world leader in development and construction of offshore wind projects, has announced the Ichnusa Wind Power Project has deployed a floating lidar to monitor wind and wave conditions off the Sardinian coast where the project will be developed. COP is leading development for Ichnusa on behalf of the project’s owners, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners through its Flagship Funds and GreenIT, the joint venture owned 51% by Plenitude (Eni) and 49% by CDP Equity.

The floating lidar campaign, the first of its kind for an offshore wind project in Sardinia, is being managed by Akrocean. Monitoring will last for twelve to fourteen months, and data collected will inform design of Ichnua’s foundations, cables, and wind turbine generators, as well as ensure protection of the local environment. As part of the campaign, CNR (Italy’s National Research Center) will deploy additional equipment on the buoy to support research and reporting activities in the Mediterranean, including underwater camera monitoring of microplastics in the water column.

Michele Schiavone, COP Italy CEO said, “We are excited to launch the first floating lidar in Sardinia for an offshore wind project, and we extend our appreciation to the Italian Navy and Sardinian authorities who have offered their collaboration and support. We are proud that the campaign will offer valuable information about ocean and environmental conditions not only for the Ichnusa project site, but for broader scientific interests in Italy.“

The Ichnusa Wind Power Project is a 504MW floating project planned approximately 35 kilometers off the coast of Sardinia and will contribute toward the Italian government’s target of 20GW of operational wind by 2030. The project is also designed to support local supply chain development by the second half of the decade. Ichnusa is part of a larger, almost 3GW, floating portfolio COP is leading development for in Italy. The portfolio, which could power approximately 2.5 million Italian households, includes the 500MW Tyrrhenian project located in Latium off the coast of Civitavecchia, 3 projects off the coast of Sardinia including Ichnusa, the 500MW Nurax project, and the 1,000MW Poseidon project, and the 250MW 7SeasMed project located in Sicily off the coast of Marsala.

 

 

About Copenhagen Offshore Partners

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) is a world leader in offshore wind project origination, development, and construction. COP is accelerating the energy transition through development of a 50+ GW project portfolio, one third of which represents floating offshore wind. The group also specializes in system integration capabilities, including power-to-x. COP’s expert team are advancing projects across 17 offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. COP is a proudly independent company owned by its management. Learn more at www.cop.dk

 

About Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Founded in 2012, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) today is the world’s largest dedicated fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments and a global leader in offshore wind. The funds managed by CIP focuses on investments in offshore and onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, transmission and distribution, reserve capacity, storage, advanced bioenergy, and Power-to-X.

CIP manages ten funds and has to date raised approximately EUR 19 billion for investments in energy and associated infrastructure from more than 140 international institutional investors. CIP has approximately 400 employees and 11 offices around the world. For more information, visit www.cip.com

 

About GreenIT

GreenIT is a joint venture, owned 51% by Plenitude (Eni) and 49% by CDP Equity, for the development, construction, and management of plants for the production of energy from renewable sources in Italy. The joint venture, created in 2021, is part of the strategy aimed to support the country’s energy transition, increasing the generation of renewable energy, in line with the objectives set by the 2030 Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan. For more information, visit www.green-it.online/

Ichnusa Wind Power Project Submits Environmental Impact Assessment in Italy

Posted on: June 12th, 2023 by Nicolas Nielsen No Comments

June 12, 2023 – Copenhagen:

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP), a world leader in development and construction of offshore wind projects, has submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Ichnusa Wind Power Project to the Italian Ministry of Environment and Energy Security (MASE). The submission marks Italy’s third floating wind farm project to reach EIA submission and the first for a floating wind project off the Sardinian coast. COP is leading development for Ichnusa on behalf of the project’s owners, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners through its Flagship Funds, and GreenIT, the joint venture owned 51% by Plenitude (Eni) and 49% by CDP Equity.

The Ichnusa Wind Power Project is a 504MW floating project planned approximately 35 kilometers off the coast of Sardinia and will contribute toward the Italian government’s target of 20GW of operational wind by 2030. The project is designed to support local supply chain development by the second half of the decade.

“We are pleased to reach this important milestone for the Ichunusa Wind Power Project. After the submission of the EIA for 7SeasMed on January 2022, we now reach the same milestone for Ichnusa, which is an important step for our consortium in Italy” said Michele Schiavone, COP Italy CEO. “Furthermore, Ichnusa’s location offers some of the best wind resources in the Mediterranean, making it an ideal spot to develop Sardinia’s first offshore wind project.”

Ichnusa is part of a larger, almost 3GW, floating portfolio COP is leading development for in Italy. The portfolio, which could power approximately 2.5 million Italian households, includes the 500MW Tyrrhenian project located in Latium off the coast of Civitavecchia, 3 projects off the coast of Sardinia including Ichnusa, the 500MW Nurax project, and the 1,000MW Poseidon project, and the 250MW 7SeasMed project located in Sicily off the coast of Marsala.

 

 

About Copenhagen Offshore Partners

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) is a world leader in offshore wind project origination, development, and construction. COP is accelerating the energy transition through development of a 50+ GW project portfolio, one third of which represents floating offshore wind. The group also specializes in system integration capabilities, including power-to-x. COP’s expert team are advancing projects across 17 offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. COP is a proudly independent company owned by its management. Learn more at www.cop.dk

 

About Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Founded in 2012, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) today is the world’s largest dedicated fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments and a global leader in offshore wind. The funds managed by CIP focuses on investments in offshore and onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, transmission and distribution, reserve capacity, storage, advanced bioenergy, and Power-to-X.

CIP manages ten funds and has to date raised approximately EUR 19 billion for investments in energy and associated infrastructure from more than 140 international institutional investors. CIP has approximately 400 employees and 11 offices around the world. For more information, visit www.cip.com

 

About GreenIT

GreenIT is a joint venture, owned 51% by Plenitude (Eni) and 49% by CDP Equity, for the development, construction, and management of plants for the production of energy from renewable sources in Italy. The joint venture, created in 2021, is part of the strategy aimed to support the country’s energy transition, increasing the generation of renewable energy, in line with the objectives set by the 2030 Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan. For more information, visit www.green-it.online/

 

 

Copenhagen Offshore Partners Opens UK-based Global Competence Centre to Focus on ‘Next Frontier’ Floating Wind

Posted on: March 30th, 2023 by Nicolas Nielsen No Comments

March 30, 2023 – Copenhagen:

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP), a world leader in the development and construction of offshore wind projects, has opened a new office to host its Global Floating Offshore Wind Competence Centre (GFLOWCC).

The Edinburgh centre provides the ideal location for COP to further grow its team and accelerate the large-scale deployment of floating offshore wind (FLOW) across the UK and globally.

COP is the exclusive offshore wind development partner to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), one of the world’s leading green infrastructure fund managers. One third of the partnership’s 50+ GW offshore wind portfolio is comprised of FLOW.

Alan Hannah, UK CEO and Partner at COP said:

“The Global FLOW Competence Centre opening is an important moment in what will be a significant year for FLOW. It puts Scotland and the UK at the core of our global floating offshore wind ambitions, building on strong maritime heritage, a history of innovation, and world-class energy supply chains.

The UK has established an early capability in FLOW and while it must continue to innovate, there can be no substitute for learning through doing. We must get projects in the water to better understand how to industrialise floating technology in the face of fierce global competition.

The centre will play a crucial role to build the industry’s understanding of how to efficiently maximise the floating offshore wind opportunity so that we can achieve a highly localised, industrialised model for deployment for future commercial scale projects.”

FLOW is the next frontier for offshore wind and a key component in an effective approach to achieve global climate ambitions. It can be deployed in deep waters where traditional fixed foundation offshore wind technologies cannot, harnessing the vast wind resources which are found offshore in many parts of the world.

The launch of COP’s Global FLOW Competence Centre comes as the UK Government announces a new Energy Security Plan: Powering Up Britain. This highlights the importance of technologies such as FLOW to boost domestic renewable energy production capabilities.

Welcoming the opening of COP’s GFLOWCC,  Rt. Hon. Graham Stuart MP,  Minister of State for Energy Security and Net Zero said:

“The UK has a world leading position in FLOW and I’m grateful to COP for its investment in what is a fantastic FLOW opportunity in the UK.  Partnership between business and Government is vital, which is why I’m delighted to see the launch of the £160m Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme (FLOWMIS), which will make a difference to delivering the port infrastructure upon which the industry depends.”

COP is currently developing the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm, the world’s largest floating demonstration project, off the coast of Caithness, Scotland. Early FLOW projects such as Pentland are vital to demonstrate how the industry can both reduce cost and localise key project work packages.

Together with partners SSE and Marubeni, COP is also developing the 3.6GW Ossian Floating Offshore Wind Farm, which will be located approximately 80KM southeast of the Aberdeenshire coast.  It is also preparing for the Celtic Sea FLOW leasing round later this year.

For more information about the GFLOWCC or COP’s operations in the UK, contact Kirstie Rennie at Aspect: The Strategic Communication Experts: kirstie.rennie@weareaspect.com

 

 

About Copenhagen Offshore Partners

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) is a world leader in offshore wind project origination, development, and construction. COP is accelerating the energy transition through development of a 50+ GW project portfolio, one third of which represents floating offshore wind. The group also specializes in system integration capabilities, including power-to-x. COP’s expert team are advancing projects across 17 offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. COP is a proudly independent company owned by its management. Learn more at www.cop.dk

About Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Founded in 2012, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) today is the world’s largest dedicated fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments and a global leader in offshore wind. The funds managed by CIP focuses on investments in offshore and onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, transmission and distribution, reserve capacity, storage, advanced bioenergy, and Power-to-X.

CIP manages ten funds and has to date raised approximately EUR 19 billion for investments in energy and associated infrastructure from more than 140 international institutional investors.

 

Copenhagen Offshore Partners Expands Floating Offshore Wind Development Portfolio in Italy to Nearly 3 GW, One of the Largest in the Country

Posted on: March 22nd, 2023 by Nicolas Nielsen No Comments

March 22, 2023 – Copenhagen: 

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP), a world leader in development and construction of offshore wind projects, has expanded its development portfolio in Italy with three new projects, Tyrrhenian, Nurax, and Poseidon. With these new additions, COP is developing five floating offshore wind projects in Italy which total almost 3 GW of capacity, one of the largest in the country.  

The full portfolio is controlled by the GreenIT and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) consortium, which acquired the three new sites this month. CIP is the world’s largest dedicated fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments. The new areas will be co-developed by a project team led by Copenhagen Offshore Partners, the exclusive offshore wind development partner to CIP, and Italian companies with proven experience in the development of offshore wind farms such as Nice Technology and 7 Seas Wind Power. 

“These new projects reinforce COP’s position as a leader in floating offshore wind development in Italy,” said Alan Hannah, Partner and Europe Market Development Lead at COP. “Italy has all of the necessary ingredients to support project delivery for the burgeoning floating wind market as well as to establish important supply chain opportunities.”  

”Our growing portfolio in Italy is the result of years’ worth of local engagement by COP and our project partners since 2020,” said Michele Schiavone, Italy CEO at COP. “Three gigawatts empowers us to beneficially scale our activities, from design to procurement and site investigation. We are thrilled to see our pipeline growing.”  

The three new floating projects are located on average 30 km from the coast and have a total capacity of approximately 2 GW. The Tyrrhenian project, located in Latium off the coast of Civitavecchia, will have a total capacity of up to 540 MW. Nurax and Poseidon, in Sardinia off the coast of Olbia, will have respective capacities of around 500 MW and 1,000 MW. The floating foundations for Tyrrhenian, Nurax, and Poseidon will utilize innovative technological solutions aimed at minimizing environmental and visual impacts.  

The new projects will also benefit from technological and logistical synergies with the portfolio’s other two offshore wind projects, 7SeasMed in Sicily and Ichnusa Wind Power in Sardinia, of which COP is also co-leading development. 7SeasMed is a 250MW floating offshore wind project, and Ichnusa Wind Power is contracted for 500MW. 

The almost 3GW project development portfolio in Italy will support the country’s greater climate and economic goals of which Italy has an ambition for 20GW of new offshore wind capacity by the end of decade. Floating wind is projected to be a significant component of that goal. Altogether, the portfolio will could power approximately 2.5 million Italian households. 

 

About Copenhagen Offshore Partners 

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) is a world leader in offshore wind project origination, development, and construction. COP is accelerating the energy transition through development of a 50+ GW project portfolio, one third of which represents floating offshore wind. The group also specializes in system integration capabilities, including power-to-x. COP’s expert team are advancing projects across 17 offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. COP is a proudly independent company owned by its management. Learn more at www.cop.dk 

Copenhagen Offshore Partners Opens New Office in the Netherlands, Grows European Presence

Posted on: March 9th, 2023 by Nicolas Nielsen No Comments

March 9, 2023 – Copenhagen: 

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP), a leader in offshore wind origination, development and construction in new and established markets around the world, has expanded its footprint in Europe and opened a new office in Utrecht, the Netherlands. COP is conducting early offshore wind market assessments in the country.

COP’s focus on the Dutch market is due to favorable conditions for offshore wind development in the Dutch North Sea with its relatively shallow waters, its wind climate and proximity to ports and energy end users. Offshore wind development is a key component of the Netherlands’ ambitious renewable energy targets which include at least 21GW of offshore wind in operation by 2030, up to 50GW by 2040, and 70GW of installed capacity by 2050.

“COP has extensive experience developing offshore wind globally, and we are well-placed to play a central role in European offshore wind and green hydrogen growth plans, which includes the Esbjerg ambition of 150GW of installed offshore wind capacity in the North Sea by 2050,” said Keld Bennetsen, European Development Lead at Copenhagen Offshore Partners. “We are therefore pleased to increase our focus on North Sea markets and open our office in the Netherlands.”

Across Europe, COP is expanding rapidly. The group opened offices in Portugal, Germany and France in the last year. COP is currently developing a 50GW global offshore wind portfolio.

 

COP Utrecht

Stadsplateau 7
3521AZ
Utrecht, Netherlands

 

 

About Copenhagen Offshore Partners

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) is a world leader in development and construction of offshore wind projects with a track record of successfully taking projects through the most difficult phases and delivering per plan. COP is developing a 50+GW portfolio of projects in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas and is supported by its headquarters in Denmark and offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, the United States, Brazil, Australia, and Aotearoa New Zealand. COP works exclusively for one of the leading green infrastructure fund managers in the world, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), which has raised Euro 19 billion to date from more than 140 international institutional investors worldwide. COP is a proudly independent company owned by its management.

Copenhagen Offshore Partners Welcomes Elmar Friedrich as Germany Market Director

Posted on: March 1st, 2023 by Nicolas Nielsen No Comments

March 1, 2023 – Copenhagen, Denmark: 

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP), a leader in offshore wind project origination, development and construction in new and established markets around the world, announced Dr. Elmar Friedrich will join as Germany Market Director. Friedrich will lead market development activities for COP in the country, including offshore wind and integrated energy solutions.  

“We are incredibly proud to welcome Elmar Friedrich to our team,” said Keld Bennetsen, Head of Commercial and European Development Lead at COP. “Elmar brings valuable local market insights and project development expertise that will support COP’s activities in Germany, which is one of the leaders in Europe’s green energy transition.” 

Friedrich joins the company with nearly a decade of experience leading offshore wind development in global markets. Most recently, he served as Project Director for German offshore auctions on behalf of RWE Renewables. At RWE he also supported the establishment of RWE Offshore in the United States and the group’s success to secure early leases on the US East Coast.   

“I am very excited to join the COP team to advance Germany’s offshore wind buildout and also bring hydrogen to market,” said Friedrich. “Germany and Denmark are strong partners in the energy transition and together with COP’s exclusive partner, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, I believe we can support the German government in realizing its ambitious offshore wind and hydrogen goals through our innovative, sustainability-focused, and community-minded approach.” 

COP has deep project development experience in Germany and the North Sea region and the group is committed to supporting Germany to reach its 70 GW by 2045 offshore wind targets. In late 2022, COP opened an office in Hamburg in response to rapidly growing offshore wind and renewable energy ambitions across Europe and to address the need for experienced developers to drive projects forward. From 2015 to 2018, COP’s senior leadership led development up to operation of the 402 MW Veja Mate Offshore Project in the North Sea. 

 

About Copenhagen Offshore Partners 

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) is a world leader in development and construction of offshore wind projects with a track record of successfully taking projects through the most difficult phases and delivering per plan. COP is developing a 50+ GW portfolio of projects in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas and is supported by its headquarters in Denmark and offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, the United States, Brazil, Australia, and Aotearoa New Zealand. COP works exclusively for one of the leading green infrastructure fund managers in the world, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), which has raised Euro 19 billion to date from more than 120 international institutional investors worldwide. COP is a proudly independent company owned by its management. 

Copenhagen Offshore Partners Expands European Footprint and Opens New Office in Portugal

Posted on: February 10th, 2023 by Nicolas Nielsen No Comments

Offshore wind development leader opens new office in Porto and announces early market development activities for 2 GW Nortada floating offshore wind project.   

February 13, 2023 – Copenhagen:

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP), a leader in offshore wind origination, development and construction in new and established markets around the world, has expanded its presence in Europe and opened a new office in Porto, Portugal. The new office will support COP’s ambitions to unlock offshore wind in the country, including early market assessment and development activities for the proposed 2GW Nortada floating offshore wind project off the coast of Figueira da Foz, which is positioned to be the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the country. COP is currently developing a 50GW global offshore wind portfolio, of which more than 40 percent accounts for floating projects.

“We are proud to establish a local footprint in Portugal and support the country in its efforts to reach 10GW of offshore wind goals,” said COP Partner and European Market Lead, Alan Hannah. “As a leader in the charge to bring floating offshore wind solutions into the energy mix, our COP team is especially excited by the opportunity in Portugal where conditions are right to advance floating wind and grow our portfolio.”

COP Portugal Market Director, Afonso Cesar Machado said, “The Nortada project will serve as an example in Portugal of how clean energy can bring more than just power, but can offer a pathway to reindustrialization and economic growth. We are committed to working with local partners in the region to ensure that offshore wind development contributes to well-paid jobs, local manufacturing opportunities, and other synergies that lift up local communities.”

Across Europe, COP is expanding rapidly. The group opened offices in Germany and France last year and is hiring across all locations. For information about COP’s Portugal office and operations, contact Market Director, Afonso Cesar Machado at acm@cop.dk. Learn about career opportunities in our European and global offices at: https://cop.dk/career/

 

COP Portugal:

Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque
N. 113, 5º Andar
4100-359 Porto
Portugal

 

About Copenhagen Offshore Partners

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) is a world leader in development and construction of offshore wind projects with a track record of successfully taking projects through the most difficult phases and delivering per plan. COP is developing a 50+GW portfolio of projects in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America and is supported by its headquarters in Denmark and offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, the United States, Brazil, Australia, and Aotearoa New Zealand. COP works exclusively for one of the leading green infrastructure fund managers in the world, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), which has raised Euro 19 billion to date from more than 120 international institutional investors worldwide. COP is a proudly independent company owned by its management.

 

Copenhagen Offshore Partners to Develop Irish Offshore Wind Portfolio in Partnership with Statkraft

Posted on: January 17th, 2023 by Nicolas Nielsen No Comments

January 17, 2023 – Copenhagen:

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP), a world leader in development and construction of offshore wind projects, will co-lead project development activities for a 2.2 GW portfolio of offshore wind projects located off the east and southeast coasts of Ireland.

The portfolio is jointly owned by Statkraft A/S and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), following the announcement of CIP’s 50% acquisition stake in the portfolio, on behalf of its fund Copenhagen Infrastructure IV K/S (CI IV). As the exclusive development partner to CIP, COP will co-lead project development for the portfolio with Statkraft.

The 2.2 GW portfolio includes four early to mid-stage offshore wind development projects in the Irish Sea. The projects involved are the North Irish Sea Array, or NISA, and the Bore Array with a combination of fixed bottom and floating offshore foundations.

Commenting on the future development potential and CIP’s acquisition, Alan Hannah, partner at Copenhagen Offshore Partners said, “This is a significant and exciting moment for COP as it will establish our business in a new market and strengthen our position in North-West Europe as we continue to target emerging opportunities.  Given our track record and expertise, I am confident that COP will be a major force in developing the Irish market’s renewable energy potential over the long term, while also creating significant economic opportunities for Ireland’s economy.”

The projects are expected to be among the first commercial scale offshore wind projects in Ireland with commercial operations expected to commence in 2028.

The Irish Government has set a 2030 target of 7GW of installed offshore wind requiring rapid deployment and delivery of the currently most mature development projects, which includes the 500MW flagship project in the portfolio, North Irish Sea Array I (NISA I). NISA I is eligible to bid into the Irish Government’s first Offshore Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auction (ORESS) in 2023.

The Irish portfolio adds to the greater 50GW portfolio of projects of which COP is leading project development activities on behalf of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. CIP is the world’s largest dedicated fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments and to date has raised Euro 19 billion from more than 120 international institutional investors worldwide.

 

About Copenhagen Offshore Partners

Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) is a world leader in development and construction of offshore wind projects with a track record of successfully taking projects through the most difficult phases and delivering per plan. COP is leading project development of a 50+GW portfolio of projects on behalf of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America. COP’s development activities are supported by its headquarters in Denmark and offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, the United States, Brazil, Australia, and Aotearoa New Zealand. COP works exclusively for CIP, a leading green infrastructure fund manager, which has raised Euro 19 billion to date from more than 120 international institutional investors worldwide. COP is a proudly independent company owned by its management. Learn more: www.cop.dk

COP is hiring. To learn more about career opportunities at COP, visit cop.dk/vacancies.

For further information about COP’s development activities in Ireland contact:

Rhys Jones: rhj@cop.dk