Malta

Malta

Maltese government turns down 95MW consent application

MALTA: The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has turned down the application presented by the previous Maltese government for the 95MW Sikka l-Bajda project.

MEPA said it agreed with its planning directorate's earlier assessment that the detrimental environmental effects of the 19-turbine wind farm outweighed its benefits. The project was planned for a site in the Mediterranean Sea, 1.5 kilometres offshore.

Sikka l-Bajda was to come online by 2020.

The otherMaltese project in the pipeline is the 54MW Hexicon combined wave and wind development. However, it was rejected for EU funding in 2012.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Windpower Offshore Events

Latest Offshore Wind Jobs