Photovoltaic System Powers Italian Repair Yard

A new extensive photovoltaic system has been installed in Amico & Co which will cover 53% of the annual needs of the shipyard and Waterfront Marina production activities, supplying renewable energy. 

This new investment in a Photovoltaic System represents another step towards clean manufacturing and fuller integration of the superyacht activities with the city of Genoa. 

With commissioning complete on the new photovoltaic system installed on site, it becomes the largest privately built solar array in a port area in Italy, the new system develops a total maximum power of about 1MegaWatt peak (MWp), is composed of 1,782 solar panels and occupies an area of about 4300m2 extending over the roofs of the shipyard hangars and offices as well as the marina buildings.

The Photovoltaic System was manufactured by Ceresa Next, a service company based near Turin which develops renewable energy and electrification solutions for industrial customers, established in 2020 as a spin-off of Fratelli Ceresa, a company founded in 1921 and historically active in the energy services market for condominium clients.  

With this latest investment of around €1m, Amico & Co has taken another step towards its clean manufacturing objective, giving another contribution to creating an economic ecosystem perfectly compatible with the city, capable of generating value and wealth in the area and qualifying Genoa as an international capital for superyacht operations, at the forefront not only in terms of professionalism but also in terms of levels of environmental sustainability.

There have been numerous interventions over the years aimed at zeroing emissions from vessels stopping at Amico & Co for works or the Marina and reducing the impact of repair works, starting with electrification of the shipyard’s docks in 2007/2009, following with construction of permanent hangars and fixed structures (dry-docks) which are capable of efficiently confining and isolating vessels during works, from 2010/2014.

In 2019 Amico & Co then inaugurated the ShipLift, a fully electrified haulage, launching and handling system for vessels up to 95 metres LOA in situ, with zero emissions. Two years later Amico & Co opened the berthing facility Waterfront Marina, where moored yachts are connected to the shore electricity and sewage networks.