Colombia to build its first offshore wind farm near Barranquilla

Diego Mesa, Colombia’s Energy Minister, announced on Tuesday that the city of Barranquilla has signed a memorandum of understanding with Denmark’s Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners for the installation of a 350 MW offshore wind farm in the Caribbean Sea, Colombia’s first offshore wind facility.

“The country has a potential for power generation of 50 GW with offshore projects, which almost triples the current installed capacity of the entire country, which is 17.7 GW,” said Mesa.

The Energy Ministry said the Barranquilla project could deliver up to $1bn in investments.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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