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