Balticconnector to connect gas networks

Balticconnector is a joint project between Gasum and other gas network companies operating in the Baltic region. The project is looking into the opportunity to connect the Finnish and Estonian gas networks with a pipeline laid under the Gulf of Finland. The connection would enable gas transmission in both directions between Finland and Estonia.

The project has also assessed issues such as the submarine pipeline route alternatives and possible sites where the pipeline could come ashore in Finland and Estonia. Support for the study phase has been received from the EU’s TEN-E funds.

The Balticconnector EIA Report is due for completion in August 2014, and the entire EIA processes is anticipated to be completed in December 2014.