Giant Italian utility Enel and Sicilian wind developer Moncada have revealed details of a planned wind farm of between 345 MW and 575 MW in the Mediterranean Sea's Gulf of Gela, at least three nautical miles from the coast of Sicily and in waters up to 30 metres deep. Enel says it has deposited the project design and a request for an environmental impact assessment with the environment ministry and the region of Sicily. The facility is expected to be composed of 115 turbines with a rated capacity of between 3 MW and 5 MW and a maximum cost of EUR 500 million. The project will be developed through a joint venture owned 57% by Enel and 43% by Moncada and will stretch in an offshore area between the towns of Licata, Butera and Gela. Gela mayor Rosario Crocetta has pledged to fight against the plan.
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