Klaipėda - your location for offshore wind manufacturing

It is home to the EU‘s most northerly ice-free port, providing unparalled links between Scandinavia, the CEE and China. Klaipėda has strong traditions and talent in the Maritime sector, a fast and reliable business infrastructure, and competitive cost to quality ratio.

   

Klaipėda delivers you the talent you need to grow

80%

Klaipėda citizens speak at least one foreign language

Lithuanian Department of Statistics

Over ¼th

of students enrolled in innovation related studies – Science, Mathematics, Computing and Engineering-related fields

Ministry of Education and Science, 2017

Klaipėda cacthment area

841600

population in catchment area

99

programs in engineering, mechanics and electronics

5150

students in engineering and technical programs

Competent in

  • CNC machining & component engineering
  • Electro-mechanical engineering and assembly
  • Structural engineering
  • Production & prototyping
  • Cable harnessing and metal processing
  • Ship building

   

A city with strong marine & manufacturing industry traditions

#1

Lithuania - most attractive location for manufacturers in Europe and #2 in the world

Manufacturing Risk Index 2018 by Cushman & Wakefield

13%

of the Klaipėda region labor pool works in the manufacturing sector

Source: Lithuanian department of Statistics

>270

companies in maritime sector in Klaipėda

Giving you room to grow and a great cost to quality ratio

The success of Western Shipyard is the product of both persistent work and the right conditions for the maritime engineering industry to develop - thanks to the appealing legal and taxation landscape, a fine-tuned employee training system, and a favourable stance of the city officials.

Arnoldas Šileika
CEO Western Shipyard, BLRT Group

Klaipėda FEZ

Setting up a business in Klaipėda is quick and straightforward!

Consisting of 412 ha of land dedicated to manufacturing plants, logistics, and business park development Klaipėda FEZ is internationally recognized.

1st

and most successful FEZ in the Baltic States

100+

companies

1st

place for Quick Launch Award

By fDi Markets 2017

16,5%

growth of revenue of Klaipėda FEZ-based enterprises

2017 FEZ data

Global

Free Economic Zone of the Year

2017 FDI Markets by Financial Times

Flex start

3 months to start your production

Port of Klaipėda

Klaipėda is the EU's most profitable port, offering deep-water, ice-free port services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year round.

1st

EU Port in handling in East coast of the Baltic sea

Flexible

loading tarrifs and port taxes

Hub port

with 33 specialized terminals

Outer port

development of 130 ha area

Companies in this sector

8 out of 10
most attractive employers are foreign companies*
*CV Market Report, 2016
Highest
ranked employee motivation level in CEE countries*
*The IMD Talent Report, 2016
Ranked 8th
globally by Bloomberg for 'tertiary efficiency’ which includes enrolment in higher education and the number of graduates in key innovation sectors*
*Bloomberg Innovation Index, 2017