More wind turbines for La Guajira

Company News, Renewables    Jan 9, 2022 10:58 AM

The first wind turbines for the Alpha and Beta wind farms arrived in La Guajira.

EDP Renováveis will build these plants in the department, El Heraldo reported.

Minister of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia), Diego Mesa, said that the huge turbines arrived on the ship Pacific Harmony.

“Today, the first wind turbines of EDP Renewables’ Alpha and Beta wind farms arrived at Puerto Brisa, which with 500MW have the capacity to supply energy to 3 million people,” Mesa said through a tweet.

Dimar supervised the arrival and disembarkation of the materials through the Riohacha Port.

“We supervise compliance with the Vessel Security Code and port facilities to guarantee that each maneuver reaches safe completion, ratifying our commitment to integral maritime security and the promotion of the country’s maritime interests,” Dimar explained.

The Alpha wind farm will have a capacity of 212MW and the Beta of 280MW, both of which will begin to be commercially developed next year.

One will be located in the municipality of Maicao and the other in Uribia, where the Guajira 1 wind farm project is almost ready, more than 90% complete, according to Isagén.

This will be the largest wind farm in Colombia and the first to be built in more than 17 years in the country, in addition to the Jepírachi wind farm, which started operating in April 2004.

Bottom-Line: The energy sector is developing 16 wind farms and two transmission lines in La Guajira, confirming the investors’ interest in the potential of this region.

The development of these projects represents large investments and development opportunities for this region of the country.

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