Build­ing gas pipe to Fin­land, Es­to­nia to or­gan­ise works for EUR 135 mil­lion

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Con­tin­u­ing the works on the Baltic­connec­tor gas pipe­line be­tween Es­to­nia and Fin­land, the Es­to­nian nat­u­ral gas net­work com­pany Eler­ing has stated that around 135 mil­lion eu­ros, in­clud­ing a 98-mil­lion-euro fund­ing from the Euro­pean Union, will be in­vested in the project.

Es­to­nian pub­lic broad­caster ERR re­ports on Fri­day, March 16, that Eler­ing has had ten­ders out for the con­struc­tion of the pipe­line since 2017, cov­er­ing its off­shore as well as its on­shore sec­tions, but in the fol­low­ing years it is planned to build the sec­tion that will run un­der the sea floor.

The goal of the project is to link the con­nec­tion to the Es­to­nian gas net­work in 2020 and its top ca­pac­ity is planned at two bil­lion cu­bic me­tres per year, which is es­ti­mated at 300 000 cu­bic me­tres per hour.

The un­der-sea part of the pipe­line is set to cross the Baltic Sea’s Gulf of Fin­land, where on the seabed, there’s still a con­sid­er­able amount of rem­nants of weapons, am­mu­ni­tion, ship­wrecks, there­fore the works will have to be pre­formed with great cau­tion.

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