×
×
Project Insights

Balticconnector on track to commission by end-2019

The completion of the offshore section means the pipeline is close to commissioning, potentially allowing Finland to receive gas from the Baltic states from 2020 The completion of the offshore section means the pipeline is close to commissioning, potentially allowing Finland to receive gas from the Baltic states from 2020.
By Anna Gumbau 8 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34472
The Balticconnector will link Finland to Lithuania's Independence FSRU. (Hoegh)

The offshore section of the Balticconnector pipeline has been completed on schedule, putting the project on course to be commissioned by the end of 2019, the developer said on Monday.

With a bidirectional capacity of 7.2 million cubic metres per day, the Balticconnector will link Finland to Estonia and neighbouring gas markets in the Baltic region. Finland currently imports all of its gas from Russia’s Gazprom, with volumes estimated at 2.3 billion cubic metres in 2017.

The project will end Finland’s isolation from the EU...