The call for tender to build nine anemometer towers along the Adriatic coast

Thanks to Project Powered, there’s a big chance to take an important step forward to study the potential of offshore wind energy in the Adriatic sea: the call for tender for purchasing and installing nine towers for anemometric measures, to be placed along the Adriatic coast as predicted by Project Powered, has been sent to the Official Journal of the European Union on February 5th 2013 and has been published by the Gazzetta ufficiale of the Italian Republic on February 8th 2013.
In this way, another of the project aims has been reached, after the one consisting in the detailed mapping of wind resources of the Adriatic Sea, which was completed in August last year. By installing this network of terrestrial anemometers, and the subsequent call for tender to install an offshore anemometer, the Project has developed a monitoring system of high quality, based on 8 towers of 45 meters and one of 100 meters in height, equipped with anemometers at different levels.
The system gives the chance to improve and qualify to the highest degree the map of the Adriatic sea winds, which has been developed numerically in the first stage of the project, and to implement a system of weather forecasting short-term (24-48 hours), adapted to estimate the production of electricity from offshore wind farms. This has been possible thanks to the economic resources made available for the project, that is the most important funded by the IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Programme, with European funding of approximately 4 million and 400 thousand euro. The analysis of the collected data – the data will be published on the project website, – gives the chance to check carefully if there are favourable climatic conditions in specific areas of the Adriatic Euroregion to develop the wind power technology for the production of electricity.
It’s important to underline that Project Powered uses its studies as a starting point to draw real GUIDELINES: a set of best practices to be used in the design of offshore wind power, but also to identify FORBIDDEN AREAS for the installation and the necessary authorization procedures to present an offshore wind project. All this, keeping togheter environmental sensitivity and regard for the laws of the member participating in the project (Albania, Croatia, Italy and Montenegro).


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Lead partner Abruzzo Region Directorate for Bureau Affairs, Legislative and EC Policies, External Affairs Department for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Sector, Ministry of Economy of Montenegro Veneto Agricoltura, regional agency for agriculture, forestry and agri-food sectors

Province of Ravenna
Marche Region Environment and Landscape Department

Molise Region Programming Department
Apulia Region Mediterranean Department

Marche Polytechnic University
CETMA Consortium Engineering, Design and Materials Center Micoperi marine contractors srl

Italian Ministry for Environment and Land and Sea
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy, Republic of Albania

Municipality of Komiza
European Union Adriatic IPA