Developer partners Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy have begun local stakeholder engagement for a near-1GW floating wind project off coast of Italian island of Sardinia, in the latest move by the pair in the fast-emerging sector play in the Mediterranean.

Once online, the 975MW Tibula Energia project, planned to be built in the deeps of the Tyrrhenian Sea some 25-40km off the north-east coast of the island, would generate some 3.4TWh