Nordex Group receives orders for 369 MW from Colombia
Hamburg, Germany - The Nordex Group has received a further major order from Colombia.
The Acacia II and Camelias wind farms will be built in the Guajira region, and the Carreto project in Atlantico, all of them in the north of Colombia. Two N155/4.8 turbines are to be used in the Carreto wind farm, 16 N155/5.X in Acacia II and 45 N155/5.X machines in Camelias.
Installation is due to commence as of spring 2023. When the wind farms are completed in 2023 the Nordex Group will be able to boast installed capacity in Colombia totalling 594 MW. In 2020 the Nordex Group 2020 received a 205 MW order for the supply and installation of 41 N149/4.X turbines.
Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group: “In the last years, Colombia has been developing to a new key country in Latin America for the Nordex Group. We will now work closely with Celsia to help them to achieve their goals at their first wind energy project in Colombia.”
In Colombia 70% of electricity comes from hydroelectric power and 29% from fossil-fuelled power plants. In order to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the country and to reduce the risk of outages - also caused by periods of drought - the Colombian government plans to diversify the energy mix by the increasing the use of wind power.
Source: IWR Online, Jun 06 2022