Ignitis Renewables, an international green energy company, has appointed Anne-Marie Roikjær as Project Director for Lithuania’s first offshore wind farm developed together with Ocean Winds.

“We are thrilled to announce the appointment of A. Roikjær as our Project Director for the offshore wind farm in Lithuania. This marks a significant milestone in our journey towards delivering the first offshore wind project in the Baltics. This appointment is a clear indication of our commitment to this goal. Her impressive track record stands testament to the capability to lead such a significant and challenging project,” stated Thierry Aelens, CEO at Ignitis Renewables.

“I am very excited to join Ignitis Renewables, the leading green energy company in the Baltics and the development of offshore renewable energy in Lithuania. The offshore wind project is a cornerstone of this vision,” says A. Roikjær.

The newly appointed Project Director boasts an impressive professional background with extensive experience at Vattenfall, she served as Lead Technical Project Manager for the Norfolk Vanguard and Boreas offshore wind farms. Her responsibilities included overseeing the technical development of transmission grids and wind farms, ensuring compliance with project requirements and managing other significant aspects. Her prior roles at Bladt Industries and DONG Energy (Ørsted) further highlight her expertise in technical project management in the offshore wind sector.

This experience is particularly relevant as it aligns with Ignitis Renewables’ strategy of leveraging international expertise in local projects.

The Project Director will oversee project strategy development, detailed planning, site assessments, and selection of development solutions. The Director will be also responsible for securing all the necessary authorisations and permits for construction and operation and for managing extensive studies for regulatory compliance.

The offshore wind farm development is a crucial step towards Lithuania’s energy independence. This significant project will notably elevate local electricity production from renewable sources, thereby lessening dependence on imported electricity.