Following reception of the operating license on 28 August, management of the Marina of Salina by the Marinedi Group will start in April 2024. The Marina of Salina, in eastern Sicily, has 158 berths for watercraft up to 40 metres and a maximum depth of 5 metres.
The goal of the Marinedi Group includes the proposed completion of maritime works for the new marina, to increase the number of berths, and obtain a longer-term operating license.
Energy autonomy program
During the press conference, Mr. Marconi and Mr. Nino Musca presented the Marinedi Group’s new five-year autonomous energy supply programme with renewable sources.
The aim of the programme is to make Marinedi network marinas more autonomous and sustainable by exploiting renewable, clean and self-produced sources.
The project also aims to promote the preservation of natural heritage and biodiversity, including interventions such as the production of energy from renewable sources (small wind turbines, thermal and photovoltaic solar energy, etc.), the energy efficiency of port buildings and public lighting systems, the use of electric means of transport (scooters, pedal-assisted bicycles, electric cars), overhauls of inefficient port energy infrastructures, the construction of infrastructures for the use of electricity, and the reduction of polluting emissions from boats on the quayside.
Next steps for sustainability
The five-year plan will start with the energy diagnosis of each Marina in the network to identify the interventions to be implemented. Research into the creation of an energy community extended to neighbouring production and commercial facilities as well as the port’s infrastructure will take place.