The windfarm has a total installed capacity of 14MW and is located south of Naples in the municipality of Durazzano, in the province of Benevento.

Total investment in the windfarm amounts to E16.6 million.

The Lardino windfarm, which came into operation in 2005, has seven Gamesa G83 wind turbines with a capacity of 2MW each and is estimated to produce 26.6GWh a year.

This windfarm will result in environmental benefits in the form of annual savings of approximately 2,100 tons of oil and 17,500 tons of CO2 emissions, the Spanish firm says.

Endesa says that the addition of this windfarm to Endesa’s generation business is a further step in the company’s renewables plan which aims to install nearly 400MW of wind energy in Italy through to 2009.

In the second half of the year, the company will take delivery of the Montecute windfarm with an installed capacity of 42MW, which is also part of the framework contract signed with Gamesa.