Colombia Announces First Offshore Wind Project

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The Minister of Mines and Energy, Diego Mesa, launched the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap in the margins of CERAWeek 2022, the most important event in the energy sector that takes place in Houston, Texas.

“Today represents a milestone for Colombia and its Energy Transition. With the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap, we are stepping up in the process of having a cleaner and more diverse energy mix. The country has a potential for power generation of 50GW with offshore projects that almost triples the current installed capacity of the entire country which is 17.7 GW,” said the Minister of Mines and Energy, Diego Mesa.

Developing the industry could bring in some $27 billion in investments by 2050, he added.

The mayor’s office of the Colombian Caribbean city Barranquilla signed a memorandum of understanding with Copenhagen Infrastructure New Markets Fund (CI NMF) to build the country’s first offshore wind-energy project.

Jaime Pumarejo, mayor of Barranquilla said “We have produced 2.8GW in contracted power with unconventional generation in the last two and a half years. We are taking the policies of the National Government and making them succeed in terms of Energy Transition. This project will generate jobs and an energy solidity that is very important for the country”.

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The project, would have an installed capacity of 350 MW. If approved, APBAQ and CIP will advance in an agreement to execute the initiative.

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