BOD Group opened L.I.G.H.T. WING High Technology Center 15.10.2013 in Vilnius

BOD Group opened L.I.G.H.T. WING High Technology Center
The solemn Grand Opening ceremony of BOD Group High Technology Center L.I.G.H.T. WING took place on 15th October in Visoriai IT Park in Vilnius, Lithuania.
This extraordinar event created an inspirational mood not only for our outstanding guests but also loudly echoed in international media as one of the most important events in European solar industry. The opening ribbon was cut by Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, German Ambassador to Lithuania Matthias Mülmenstädt, Mayor of Vilnius Artūras Zuokas, CEO of Singulus Technologies Stefan Rinck and CEO of BOD Group Vidmantas Janulevičius.
Many famous Lithuanian business people and Governmental representatives attended the event to watch the solemn launching of the first new generation solar cells production line and to take the excoursion to the new building and its facilities.
BOD Group High Technology Center L.I.G.H.T. WING (Lithuanian incubator of green and high technologies) is one of the most ecollogical industiral plants in Europe were work the latest generation solar cells and modules production lines, research laboratories, the fastest video conference and internet media center in Europe, as well as the incubator of new innovative companies.
Here until 2015 the High Technologies will create €145 Million value for provided production and services., while until 2017 it will reach up to €290 Million. In 2015 over 500 highly skilled employees will work in L.I.G.H.T. WING.
The main area of this 30 thousand square meters is taken by companies Baltic Solar Energy and Baltic Solar Solutions which produce high efficiency solar cells together with modules assembling comapny Viasolis. With annual capacity of 16,7 million units of cells and 70 MW they will be able to cover demand equal to 50 middle-sized European solar plants.
Also here will be based other high-tech companies like Kemek Engineering, Innovative Pharma Baltics, ProBioSanus, Litfarma, Altechna and others. In one year here will also be opened a new intelectual property protection platform Clear Digital World, which will provide innovative anti-piracy solutions for online digital content.
Main facts
The area of new BOD Group building is 30.000 m².
Geothermal energy is employed for heating and cooling of premises and manufacturing equipment.
110 bores were drilled to install the system, each of 148 meters depth.
The overall length of the pipelines installed in the building – 17 km.
The building construction value exceeds 15 million Euros.
Additionally almost 6 million Euros invested into the equipment serving the manufacturing processes.
All BOD Group investitions into this project will reach 44 million Euros until 2015.
Main dates
2010 11 24 – A ceremony of burying a capsule, symbolizing a beginning of new constructions, held at Visoriai Informational Technologies Park in Vilnius.
2012 01 31 – A contract signed with German solar cells equipment manufacturer “Singulus Technologies AG”.
2012 08 09 – The crown of building completion was elevated on the roof of High Technology Center.
2013 04 03 – The State Territorial Planning and Construction Inspectorate signed the act of building completion.
2013 10 15 – A solemn grand opening of BOD Group High Technologies Center.