Baltic Connector Oy is set to start the excavation work for the Balticconnector offshore pipeline in Inkoo, Finland, as a part of the preparatory work for the installation of the pipeline.
The first excavation work will be carried out in front of Fjusö in Inkoo with the dredging of the seabed and the preparation of the channel into which the offshore pipeline will be installed in summer 2019.
Excavation work will continue in front of Skämmö during the weekend, the company informed.
“Holidays and leisure on the nearby coast and islands are possible throughout the excavation and blasting work. The water may at times appear cloudy. However, normal pastime or recreational activities, such as swimming, can be carried out as usual. During the work, we will observe environmental and safety issues through increased frequency of monitoring programme,” said Baltic Connector Oy.
The preparatory work for offshore pipeline started at the end of June and will be finished in August.
Balticconnector is a gas pipeline that will connect Finland and Estonia and link the Finnish and Baltic gas markets, enabling their integration with the EU’s common energy market.
Baltic Connector Oy is responsible for the Finnish part of the project, and Elering for the Estonian part. Both companies are wholly owned by the Finnish and the Estonian states.