Incident in Akmene wind farm in Lithuania
Today, 2 May 2023 at 16.26 Enefit Green management board received information about an incident in company’s Akmene wind farm (Lithuania) that has been under construction. One of the turbine towers (with General Electric GE 158-5.X turbine) has collapsed. There are no human casualties nor injuries.
Enefit Green representatives together with representatives of turbine supplier General Electric and construction company Merko Statyba will work together to assess the damage and to establish the opinion about the root cause of the incident. Ambulance, fire brigade and police have been on site. A safety perimeter around the collapsed turbine tower has been established and the affected turbine has been disconnected from the grid.
All wind turbines on Akmene site remain stopped for the time being.
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Enefit Green is one of the leading diversified renewable energy producers in the Baltic Sea area. The Company wind farms in Estonia and Lithuania, cogeneration plants in Estonia and Latvia, solar farms in Estonia and Poland, a pellet plant in Latvia and a hydroelectric plant in Estonia. In addition, the Company is developing several wind and solar farms in the mentioned countries and Finland. As of the end of 2022, the Company had a total installed electricity production capacity of 457 MW and a total installed heat production capacity of 81 MW. During 2022, the Company produced 1,118 GWh of electricity, 565 GWh of heat energy and 154 thousand tonnes of wood pellets.