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GE signs further large wind turbine order in Lithuania

Turbine deals signed between GE and European Energy are enough to boost Lithuania’s wind fleet by more than half

GE is now due to supply European Energy with 46 of its Cypress turbines for wind farms in Lithuania (pic credit: Rein Rijke)
GE is now due to supply European Energy with 46 of its Cypress turbines for wind farms in Lithuania (pic credit: Rein Rijke)

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GE Renewable Energy has agreed to supply European Energy with 187MW of turbines for projects in Lithuania.

It will supply 34 turbines from its Cypress platform, for two wind farms in Telšiai and a third in Rokiškis in the north of the country. 

Each turbine will have a power rating of 5.5MW and a rotor diameter of 158 metres on 151 metre towers.

The two Telsiai projects – 121MW Telšiai I & II Telšiai I & II (121MW) OnshoreTelšiai County, Lithuania, Europe Click to see full details – will each have 11 turbines and individual project capacities of 60.5MW, while 66MW Rokiškis Rokiškis (66MW) OnshorePanevėžys County, Lithuania, Europe Click to see full details will feature 12 turbines.

Installation will take place in 2022, after which GE will also provide service for 25 years.

With the latest order, GE Renewable Energy has now signed deals to supply European Energy with 308MW of wind turbines in Lithuania – enough to boost the country’s existing wind fleet by 56%.

Lithuania currently has 548MW of operational wind capacity, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly.

It aims to produce all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050, according to the Lithuanian wind power association (LVEA).

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