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Offshore Wind and Hydrogen for Colombia

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World Hydrogen Leader Charley Rattan Associates

UK based offshore wind & hydrogen corporate advisor and trainer; Faculty member World Hydrogen Leaders. Delivering global hydrogen and offshore wind corporate investment advice, business...

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Another entrant to the world of offshore wind and the sector’s new best friend, hydrogen.

Colombia's first Offshore Wind Resolución has been signed and published.

This means that we can expect progress for the first two offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 550MW are at pre-feasibility stage in Colombia, as part of plans to build 1GW of turbines by 2030.
Denmark-based Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Barranquilla electricity firm APBAQ in March signed an initial agreement for the construction of a 350MW offshore wind farm.

 


The $1bn plant is expected to be ready by 2026. The design stage of the project has begun and will last for approximately two years, and will include the collection of permits, the design of the infrastructure and the feasibility study for connection to the national grid.

Fertilisers company Monomeros, the Colombian subsidiary of Venezuelan state-owned Pequiven, has signed another initial agreement with APBAQ to receive the electricity produced from the site.

 

The firm will use the power to generate green ammonia to ensure nitrogenous fertilisers for the Colombian agriculture sector. Roadmap for the Deployment of Offshore Wind Energy provides clear guidelines to help the country adopt offshore wind as a viable renewable energy source. In addition to outlining the positive impacts of offshore wind, the roadmap outlines dozens of technical recommendations ranging from planning, concessions, and permits to supply chain development and financing and revenue.

 

 

The roadmap estimates that Colombia has the potential to install almost 50 GW of offshore wind capacity across more than 12,000 square kilometers of preidentified areas. With the roadmap now in place, the development of Vientos Alisios marks the beginning of a new chapter in Colombia’s journey towards decarbonization.

 

On May, 3, 2022 – Colombian Ministry for Mines and Energy launched on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 the Roadmap for the Deployment of Offshore Wind Energy in Colombia (“Hoja de Ruta para el despliegue de la energía eólica costa afuera en Colombia”), which has been developed with the support of the World Bank and the UK Government, and is expected to attract FDI to Colombia amounting to approximately US$27.000 million by 2050.

 

 

 

 

One of the first movers is BlueFloat Energy, a global offshore wind developer headquartered in Spain and with projects currently in development in the UK, contributed to the Roadmap building on its pioneering  role in the global energy transformation and its pipeline of over 15 projects in 6 countries, including the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, making it the best partner for Colombia.



“Marking a milestone in the diversification of its energy portfolio, Vientos Alisios demonstrates a significant commitment to a sustainable future for all Colombians,” added Acevedo. “We are excited to be supporting BlueFloat Energy to carry out the feasibility study for Vientos Alisios, which will help advance offshore wind not only in Colombia but also throughout Latin America.

 

 

Stay informed through me and at the professionals’ group:   Hydrogen Colombia

 

 

 

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