With this contract Saipem is also diversifying into the onshore photovoltaic sector
Saipem has signed a contract with Eni for the construction of 3 onshore photovoltaic plants at the sites of Trecate in the province of Novara, and Marghera, located in the municipality of Venice.
Saipem will be responsible for the engineering, supply and “turnkey” construction of 3 small solar photovoltaic electricity generation plants as well as for the operational management and maintenance services in the subsequent 2 years.
In particular, the following will be installed: a plant called PV Trecate, with a total output of 4.1 MWp to be built at the San Martino industrial hub in the municipality of Trecate and 2 plants called PV Marghera Lot 12 and Lot 15, with a total output of 3.1 MWp and 2.7 MWp respectively to be built at the Porto Marghera industrial hub.
The project assigned to Saipem contributes to the “Eni Progetto Italia” initiative which envisages projects mainly in the photovoltaic sector that enhance the industrial areas nearby Eni sites.
Maurizio Coratella, Chief Operating Officer of Saipem’s Onshore E&C Division, said: “This new contract is a further demonstration of Saipem’s commitment to the renewable energy segments and of its business diversification also in the onshore photovoltaic sector. In this project we are supporting Eni to pursuing its strategy in the energy transition, confirming our role as a global solutions provider and partner of choice for our clients. At the same time, through our skills, technological know-how and experience gained over the years, we are contributing to the country’s energy supply expansion and we are applying to be a key company in the process of relaunching Italy in the post-pandemic”.