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Auerbach Ships 10 Wind Turbines to Colombia

Auerbach Schifffahrt ‘s vessel Malcolm is spotted unloading a total of 10 Vestas V100-2.0 MW wind turbines in Puerto Brisa, Colombia on the La Guajira peninsula.

Malcolm is a 19,600-tonne heavy lift ship built at the Tonfang Jiangxin shipyard (China) is equipped with 3 holds and 2 cranes, each with a lifting capacity of 240 tonnes.

According to Auerbach, Colombia currently meets only about 1 percent of its electricity needs through wind power. With the geological conditions, the country has ideal opportunities to exploit its potential and invest more in wind energy. Especially in La Guajira, a peninsula in the northeast of the country that also happens to be the northernmost tip of South America, wind conditions with speeds of more than 9 metres per second are more than suitable.

This peninsula alone could produce 21 GW of wind energy – more than twice as much as Colombia needs for energy per year.

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