GE Renewable Energy has announced that it was selected by European Energy as supplier for three windfarms in Lithuania. These will be located around 80 km north of the capital Vilnius. The 121 MW project will use 22 GE Cypress onshore wind turbines, and will add 23 per cent of capacity to the country’s current wind power production. The deal also includes a 25-year full-service contract.
European Energy will operate the turbines at 5.5 MW, with a rotor diameter of 158m. The blades will be provided by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business. All the wind turbines will be erected on a 151m tower. Installation of the wind turbines at the project site is scheduled for the second half of 2021.
According to Lvea , the Lithuanian wind energy association, Lithuania has set a goal of producing 100 per cent of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2050. There are currently 23 wind parks operating in Lithuania with a combined capacity of 480 MW. Together with individual wind turbines, there is currently a total of 534 MW of installed wind power capacity.