Nelja Energia starts production at new wind farm in Lithuania

Wind farm in Aulepa, Lääne County. (Postimees/Scanpix)
5/9/2016 4:51 PM
Source: BNS
Category: Business

Estonian renewable energy producer Nelja Energia took up production at its Silute wind farm in southwestern Lithuania. The total volume of the investment is €100m.

The wind farm consists of 24 2.5-MW General Electric generators. The towers are 110 meters tall, and the diameter of each rotor is 120 meters. The farm's production makes up 12% of the total wind power capacity in Lithuania, the company reported.

The total cost of the Silute wind farm is €100m, managing director of UAB 4energia Tadas Navickas said.

The new wind farm will produce approximately 230 GWh of electric energy annually, which is a remarkable improvement, chairman of the board of Nelja Energia group Martin Kruus said. "The location of the Silute wind farm gets it some of the best wind conditions in the Baltic States. This, together with next-generation technology such as larger rotors and taller towers, is expected to result in an output of nearly 50% more power of the turbines," Kruus said.

Nelja Energia is the largest wind energy producer and developer in the Baltic States, with 280 MW of total capacity. The company's assets are worth more than €400m. The newest renewable energy projects of Nelja Energia are the 60-MW Silute wind park in Lithuania with a total investment of €100m, a cogeneration plant and pellet factory in Latvia with a total investment of €30m, and the Tooma wind farm's 7.05-MW expansion in Estonia at a total investment of €11.5m.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

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