Lithuania’s first Offshore Wind Farm Set To Feature Up To 16 MW

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The first offshore wind project set to be built in Lithuania’s Baltic Sea will be comprised of wind turbines of up to 16 MW of capacity each, and a minimum of 43 units will be erected at a site 29 kilometres offshore.

From the latest press release coming from the Lithuanian government, the potential number and capacity of the wind turbines were declared to the public, which came along with the environmental impact assessment (EIA) programme for the project, which has now been prepared, according to best au online casinos.

This programme was reported to have been readied following an agreement that concluded in August between the Ministry of Energy and the Institute of Coastal Research and Planning regarding the environmental impact assessment for the offshore wind farms to be built in the Lithuanian maritime territory.

In June 2020, the Lithuanian government made a decision to organise a tender for 700 MW of offshore wind and picked a site where the first offshore wind farm for the country will be built. The plan they decided on was to hold the auction in 2023, after all the important research, concerning the project, have been made.

One of the necessary actions that will be carried out before the planned auction is the environmental impact assessment. The EIA will be analysing the direct and indirect effects of the offshore wind project on the environment as well as public health. It will also analyse the alternatives and mitigation or the measures that can be taken to compensate.

Technological development trends and technical solutions of existing wind farms in the Baltic and North Seas will be analysed, along with the assessment of the economic efficiency aspect of the potential implementation of improved wind energy technologies, as Lithuania’s first offshore wind farm is projected to feature turbines between the range of 8 MW and 16 MW, while it will be comprising of units between 43 and 87.

The possible alternatives will also be assessed as well as the impact of the project offshore wind farm from different aspects in a bid to come up with the best alternative measures that could be taken to reduce the possible impact of installation, operation, and decommissioning, and also come up with alternatives for offshore wind farm capacity and location.

Maximum attention will be given to bird monitoring as they prepare for the environmental impact along with a survey that will include two summer-winter seasons, according to newzealand online pokies.

The Lithuanian government also plans to develop and finance the whole offshore wind project with the help of the Contracts for Difference (CFD) scheme, and transmission system operator (TSO) which is responsible for providing grid connection infrastructure.

So before long, the wind shore project will soon be realised as the legislation had sent out proposals which are related to the future tender and the potential limits of the responsibilities of the future developer.

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