Colombia’s outgoing government before has issued an offshore wind resolution that sets out the competitive process for the country’s first ‘temporary occupation permits’, a type of lease auction for maritime zones, framing possible future development of the South American play.

The resolution, made in handing over the administration to incoming leftist president Gustavo Petro, provides details on a first allocation round for two large areas off the departments of Atlántico and Bolivar, Mark Leybourne, offshore wind programme lead at the World Bank, said in a LinkedIn post.