Wind Power

10 Jul 2021

GE Wins 187MW Lithuania Wind Order

10 Jul 2021  by   

GE Renewable Energy has secured a 187MW turbine order in Lithuania from European Energy.

The order is for three new projects, two in Telsiai and one in Rokiskis, in the northern part of the country.

The three projects will use 34 GE Cypress wind turbines and builds on the partnership between the two companies, following an earlier order for 22 turbines at three wind farms in November 2020.

The six wind farms being developed by European Energy in Lithuania and hosting the Cypress turbines will have a total capacity of 308MW.

The agreement also includes a 25-year full-service contract.

European Energy will operate the Cypress turbines at 5.5MW, with a rotor diameter of 158 metres.

Blades will be provided by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business.

All turbines will be erected on 151 metre-high towers.

The installation of the wind turbines on the first three projects announced in November 2020 will take place in the second half of 2021 while the 34 for the 187MW order will be installed in 2022.

Earlier this year, European Energy started the construction of its first wind farm in Lithuania at Anyksciai with a capacity of 49.5MW.

European Energy chief executive Knud Erik Andersen said: “The expansion of renewable energy in Lithuania is something that we are honoured to be a part of.

“Renewable energy provides Lithuania with affordable and green energy that can bolster Lithuania’s energy security, and we are happy to partner with GE on several of our windfarms in Lithuania.

“Lithuania is aiming to have 100% of its electricity come from renewable sources in 2050, and we will do ours to make that ambition come true.”

According to the Lithuanian wind power association, Lvea, Lithuania has set the goal to produce 100% of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2050.

There are 23 wind parks operating in Lithuania with a combined capacity of 480MW.

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