European Energy orders GE turbines for 187 MW of Lithuanian wind projects

GE Cypress platform turbine. Image by: GE Renewable Energy.

July 9 (Renewables Now) - GE Renewable Energy on Thursday announced a turbine supply order from Danish developer European Energy A/S for 187 MW of wind parks it will build in Lithuania.

The contract calls for the General Electric (NYSE:GE) subsidiary to deliver 34 of its Cypress platform turbines, to be operated in a 5.5 MW mode. All of the 158-metre (518.4 feet) rotor diameter machines will be erected on 151-metre towers. Blades will be made by LM Wind Power.

Wind and solar developer European Energy will use the equipment at three sites -- two in Telsiai county and one in Rokiskis, in the northern part of the country.

GE Renewable Energy expects turbine installation to be carried out in 2022.

Once the three plants are brought online, European Energy will operate 56 Cypress turbines at six wind parks totalling 308 MW. A previous order was placed last year for 22 machines at three other locations, the installation of which is scheduled for November.

The latest deal also includes a 25-year full-service contract.

Lithuania aims at sourcing 100% of its power from renewables by 2050. At present, the country has 480 MW of wind turbine capacity in operation.

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