Vestas has entered the Latvian wind turbine market for the first time, and also won orders in Sweden and Italy.

The manufacturer will supply 14 of its V136-4.2MW machines to the 59MW Targale wind project near the coastal city of Ventspils in western Latvia to a special purpose company owned by Estonian utility Utilitas.

With only 65MW of wind capacity currently installed in the Baltic nation, the project will nearly double Latvia’s installed wind power capacity. Vestas has also opened its first office in Latvia last month, and plans are underway to establish a local Vestas service hub in Latvia next year, near Ventspils port.