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Lithuanian offshore wind farm

We are building the first offshore wind project in the Baltic States.

Project description

It is estimated that the 700 megawatt wind farm, located in the Baltic Sea, could generate around 3 terawatt-hours of green electricity per year, which would meet a quarter of Lithuania’s current electricity demand.

The offshore wind farm is a significant step towards Lithuania’s energy independence. This project will significantly increase local electricity generation from renewable energy sources and, thus, ensure lower dependence on electricity imports. It is the largest energy project in Lithuania, which will be the first country from the Baltic States to have an operating offshore wind farm.

The project is led by Ignitis Renewables with partner Ocean Winds who control 51% and 49% of the project’s shares respectively.

The project is expected to be operation around the year 2030.

Key facts about the project

700 MW

Installed capacity

~36-54 km

Distance from the shore

35-55

Potential number of wind turbines

~300-350 m

Maximum possible height of wind turbines

Key benefits

Offshore wind is essential in the global move towards renewable energy. With its rapid growth as an energy source, it offers immense possibilities.

Energy independence

Up to a quarter of Lithuania's energy needs will be produced in the offshore wind farm. It will ensure reduced dependence on energy imports and greater energy independence.

Economic development

With billions in investments and new high-skilled jobs, the project will create favourable conditions for the economic development of the coastal region and the country in general.

Protection of the Baltic Sea ecosystem

To ensure a balance between nature conservation and clean electricity production, best international practices will be followed. Lithuanian and international experts will be consulted throughout all development stages of the project to minimise the impact on the entire ecosystem of the Baltic sea.

Support for local communities

The wind farm developer will be obligated to contribute to the budgets of nearby municipalities based on the electricity generated and supplied to the network, which is estimated to be around EUR 3 million per year.

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We are committed to developing projects with the right skills to supply chains and infrastructure needed to support the offshore wind park development projects in the Baltic Sea. Having built an optimum supply chain, we will be able to engage local and international resources throughout the lifetime of our projects.

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More about the offshore wind project

The maritime area in the Baltic Sea designated for the first offshore wind farm is approximately 120 square kilometres. It is at least 36 km away from the shore, and approximately 60 km away from the Port of Klaipėda. The depth at the maritime area ranges from 28 to 48 metres, and the average annual wind speed there is around 9–10 m/s. The number of wind turbines to be erected there will range from 35 to 55, with a maximum height of around 300–350 metres. These parameters will depend on the findings of studies, the environmental impact assessment, adopted technologies and other conditions.