New energy projects are all the rage these days in Lithuania. Given, mainly taking the form of the nuclear power station in Astravyets, commissioned last week 50 kilometers outside of Vilnius on the other side of the Belarusian border, but which was shut down a few days later after an "incident" took place. Meanwhile, the Lithuanian government has passed out iodine tablets to local residents as a precaution against potential radiation leaks.
However, another, less dramatic, energy build-out is also taking underway. Danish developer and independent power producer European Energy is installing three wind farms with a combined capacity of 121 MW located 80 kilometers north of Vilnius. These facilities will be equipped with General Electric Renewable Energy's model 5.5 158 Cypress platform units.