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Celsia Colombia S.A. is an electricity distributor and producer. It has ordered 63 N155 turbines totaling 369 MW to be used for three projects. The Premium Service contract covers maintenance for the turbines for five years, with the option to extend it by five more years.
Acacia II, Camelias, and Carreto wind farms will all be built in the northern part of Colombia. Carreto will use two N155/4.8 turbines, 16 N155/5.X Acacia II and 45 N155/5.X Camelias machines.
The installation will begin in spring 2023. The Nordex Group will manufacture concrete towers measuring 120 meters in height that will house the 63 turbines.
Patxi Landa is the CSO of Nordex Group. “In the past years, Colombia has been evolving into a new country in Latin America that the Nordex Group considers a key. Celsia will be working closely with us to help them achieve their goals for their first wind power project in Colombia.”
The Nordex Group will have a 594 MW installed capacity in Colombia when the wind farms are complete in 2023. Nordex Group 2020 was awarded a 205 MW order to supply and install 41 N149/4.X turbines in 2020.
Marcos Cardaci is the Nordex Group’s Vice President Latin America Region. He said, “We thank Celsia because we have placed trust in Nordex and in our technology. We are confident in the future of the Colombian markets.”
70% of the electricity generated in Colombia comes from hydroelectric power, while 29% is from fossil-fuelled power stations. The Colombian government is planning to increase wind power in order to meet increasing electricity demand and reduce outages, also due to droughts.