Celsia, a power distribution company, has placed a 369 MW wind turbine supply order with German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group for three wind projects in Colombia. Nordex will deliver 63 wind turbines to the Acacia II, Camelias, and Carreto wind farms as part of the contract. The Acacia II and Camelias wind projects are in the Guajira region of Colombia, while the Carreto wind project is in Atlantico. All three projects are in Colombia’s northwestern region.

Two N155/4.8 turbines will be installed at the Carreto wind farm, while 16 and 45 N155/5.X wind turbines will be installed at Acacia II and Camelias, respectively. The contract also includes a five-year premium service contract with a five-year extended option. Nordex intends to manufacture the wind turbines in the US. The turbines will be installed on concrete towers with a 120-meter hub height. By 2023, the work on the installation will commence. Nordex will have 594 MW of installed capacity in Colombia once the project is completed.

Earlier this month, Nordex Group secured a 105 MW turbine supply order for the Krivaca wind farm in Serbia. The Krivaca wind project is located in the municipalities of Golubac, Kucevo, and Veliko Gradiste in eastern Serbia. It will have the capacity to generate 310 GWh of clean energy per year, which is approximately 1 per cent of the country’s total power consumption.

REGlobal’s Views: This is Celsia’s first wind power project in Colombia which is slowly emerging as a new priority market in the Latin American region. Thus, more such project investments can be expected in the near future in the country.