MILAN, June 6 F2i, the largest infrastructure
fund operating in Italy, said on Tuesday it will strengthen its
position in green energy by buying seven wind farms in the south
of the country.
The fund, which is around 14 percent owned by state lender
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, said it had bought the wind plants on
the island of Sicily and in Calabria from Italy's Veronagest.
It did not disclose the price for the 282 megawatt wind
power portfolio, but in a joint statement with Veronagest it
said the deal is expected to be wrapped up by the end of June.
F2i, which owns 70 percent of green energy company e2i
alongside France's EDF, has an overall wind power
capacity of more than 1,000 MW.
It is also a partner of Italian utility Enel in
solar joint venture EF Solare Italia which has an installed
capacity of around 341 MW.
(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes; editing by Alexander Smith)