The consulting company UAB Ardynas, commissioned by the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy, will prepare a plan for some areas in the Baltic Sea where offshore wind farms are to be built.

Lithuania has already preliminarily identified places where wind farms will be built in the Baltic Sea. In March 2021, the tender for a research contractor was settled. The analyzes prepared by UAB Ardynas are to define specific areas and boundaries where these investments will be implemented. In addition, a concept for power evacuation from offshore wind installations will be prepared. The rules for managing and servicing the farms will also be indicated.

– Offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea are one of the most important projects set out in the National Energy Independence Strategy, which will increase domestic production of energy from renewable sources, and thus reduce dependence on its imports – said Daiva Garbaliauskaitė, Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Energy.

As the ministry informed, a tender is also underway to select a contractor for the environmental impact assessment, which is to be completed within 18 months. At the same time, the Lithuanian parliament is working on a package of laws aimed at providing a support mechanism for the implementation of offshore wind farms and the connection of these installations to the national power grid.

Lithuanians want to build farms with a total capacity of 700 MW until 2030. The first RES auctions for offshore wind farms are planned for 2023.