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Utilitas and Latvenergo place 124MW Vestas order

RICHARD HEAP

June 3, 2024

Developers Utilitas Wind and Latvenergo have ordered Vestas turbines for a 124MW wind project in Telsiai, Lithuania.

Vestas has agreed to supply 20 of its 6.2MW EnVentus turbines for the development, which is due to be commissioned in early 2026.

Jens Pinderup, vice president of sales eastern Europe at Vestas, said: “We are pleased that the competitiveness of our EnVentus platform, allows our key partners to continue their journey towards energy independence in the Baltic region… We are confident that the Vestas turbines will deliver the planned annual output for the region.”

Rene Tammist, chief executive at Utilitas Wind, said: “The need for new renewable energy capacity is significant across the region. Wind energy has great potential in the Baltic region and is equally important for achieving climate goals and ensuring energy security. We have already started the construction work and plan to have the wind farm ready for the production of electricity by the first quarter of 2026.”

Mārtiņš Čakste, chairman of the management board at Latvenergo, said: “We are delighted to have Vestas involved in our project, one of the industry’s leading brands that we have known since we installed our first WPP turbines in Ainaži in the mid-1990s. We share the same values, as both Latvenergo and Vestas work with the conviction that sustainability is the guiding principle of responsible business.”

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