Third tender for Lithuania link

The Lithuanian government has launched a third tender for the construction of a power link to the west European grid. The country`s economics minister claims that the tender conditions for the $450m project were unclear and below international standards.

The project is intended to transmit up to 1000 MW of electricity from Lithuania to Poland. Bids from companies competing in the government`s second tender were due in mid-June. Over ten companies, including National Power, Siemens and Enron Europe, showed interest in the project.

The government annulled the second tender just before the deadline for submission of bids. The first tender selected a US consortium, PowerBridge, to build the link.