Baltic Connector continues the natural gas pipeline terrain survey

During September 2017, Baltic Connector Oy will begin the second phase of the terrain survey for the natural gas pipeline in the region of Inkoo and Siuntio municipalities and Lohja. In the second phase of the survey, the pipeline routings and work area for the pipeline will be marked in the terrain for inspections.

“The aim is to conduct the surveys in a way that will not cause any adverse effects or damage for the landowners. The markings on the fields are made after the harvest and will be removed as needed before spring work,” says Project Director Tom Främling.

Expropriation and advance take-over permit applications for the natural gas pipeline and the area required for its construction have been submitted to the Finnish Government. The decision on the expropriation permit is expected to be made during autumn 2017.

Baltic Connector Oy is a state-owned company set up in 2015 to implement the Finnish part of the Balticconnector gas pipeline to be built between Finland and Estonia. When completed, Balticconnector will connect the gas networks of Finland and the Baltic countries and will enable the opening of the gas market in Finland. The EU has granted funding to cover 75% of the project, and the project is due to be completed by 2020.

 

Inquiries:

Project Director, Tom Främling, tel: +358 50 326 2918

 

Baltic Connector continues the natural gas pipeline terrain survey, 13.9.2017