Colombia recently announced its Roadmap for the Deployment of Offshore Wind Energy with support from the World Bank and the United Kingdom government. To help roll out this roadmap, Arup will be working on the feasibility study for Vientos Alisios, the most advanced offshore wind project in Colombia developed by BlueFloat Energy, leveraging Arup’s multidisciplinary engineering skills and local presence in Colombia.
Harnessing the untapped potential of Colombia´s prevailing winds along its Caribbean coastline, BlueFloat Energy brings an unparalleled experience in developing offshore wind energy projects in multiple geographies, including the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Arup has mobilized its industry specialists to contribute with its state-of-the-art industry knowledge to the study and is supported by the international marine, offshore, and engineering consultancy Global Maritime.
Located twenty miles off the coast of Barranquilla, Vientos Alisios was the first Colombian offshore wind project to be granted pre-feasibility. Vientos Alisios wind farm will include 28 bottom-fixed turbines that could generate enough energy to power 100,000 homes per year.