Dutch heavy lifting and transportation company Mammoet assisted with the lifting activities of the main wind turbine components during the construction of the 20 MW Guajira I wind farm in Colombia recently. Guajira I is the first wind farm to be built in Colombia in 17 years.
The Guajira I wind farm is owned by Isagen, the third largest energy generation company in Colombia. The company operates just over 3 GW from 16 hydraulic and thermal power generation plants in the departments of Antioquia, Tolima, Santander and Caldas.
The Guajira I wind farm is the first wind farm built in Colombia in 17 years. Its location is in the municipality of Uribia in the peninsula of La Guajira. The wind farm has a installed capacity of 20 MW, produced by 10 Vestas V100-2.0 MW wind turbines. It is the second and at the same time largest wind farm in Colombia, following the 19.5 MW Jepirachi project that became operational in 2004. Guajira I is the first of 16 wind farms already approved for the department of La Guajira.
Spanish infrastructure builder Elecnor SA is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the project. Mammoet assisted with the lifting activities of the main components. In order to keep things on track, the crane was loaded on to SPMTs and transported fully assembled between turbines, the company said. Beginning in 2022, the wind farm will deliver energy to the Colombian people. Image source: Mammoet