Progetto Italia aims to improve a range of industrial areas in Italy that cannot be used to other ends and create new synergies in the renewables sector. Many of areas have been reclaimed by Eni Rewind, our environmental company. So far we have set out a total of 25 projects, three of them already begun and operating, for a total installed capacity of around 74 MW in 2019. This figure met the target of 30% set in the 2019–2022 strategy, was 49% greater than that for the previous year, and was due to the completion of Porto Torres and Volpiano. In 2018 we launched construction of 1 MW photovoltaic plants at the Green Data Centre in Ferrera Erbognone (near Pavia) and at Gela Isola 10, in the area formerly home to a production site for ethylene oxide and derivatives. In the same year, we also built a photovoltaic plant of 26 MW at Assemini (outside Cagliari) and in February 2020 we also opened the new photovoltaic plant in Porto Torres, near Sassari, which has a capacity of 31 MW. Currently, this is the biggest plant built as part of the project, launched in 2016, and the second plant developed in Sardinia.
The first plant opened within the remit of Progetto Italia was in Ferrera Erbognone. Its energy is produced by 2,968 photovoltaic modules on 106 cables and entirely consumed on site by our supercomputer HPC4. Around 70% of the energy produced in Porto Torres every year, amounting to some 50 GWh, will be used by companies operating at the industrial site, resulting in a savings of around 26,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. At Assemini production is expected to be around 42 GWh a year, and the energy generated by the installed solar panels will power about 70% of the total consumption for processing the salt produced by the company Ing. Conti Vecchi. Finally, we recently opened the site for an R&M plant at Volpiano (outside Turin) and began building two photovoltaic plants in the production area at Porto Marghera in order to reclaim the land there.