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Baltic Connector Oy awards onshore Finland construction contract

Construction on the onshore Finland section of the Balticconnector pipeline will begin this month, after awarding the contract for the scope of work.

Baltic Connector Oy has signed a contract with Louhintahiekka Oy for the construction and installation work, which includes inspection, building of installation roads and excavation in rock areas.

This contract is another significant step forward, coming shortly after Baltic Connector Oy signed a contract with RTA-yhtiöt Oy for the construction work for the compressor station at Inkoo.

“This contract agreement is significant in that it initiates the actual construction work of the onshore section of the pipeline,” Baltic Connector Oy Project Tom Främling said.

“We are guided by environmental and safety related matters in everything we do.

“We take care of good cooperation with contractors, stakeholders and landowners.

Mr Främling said the contract with RTA-Yhtiöt Oy will launch preparations for construction at the compressor station.

“Progress in construction work enables our readiness for the equipment installation at the compressor station due in spring 2019,” he said.

“All this brings the project closer to 2020 when the Balticconnector natural gas pipeline will be taken into use.”

Currently, grading work is underway, with construction work at the compressor station scheduled to begin in June 2018.

Baltic Connector Oy said it expected work to begin onshore in Finland sometime in May 2018.

For more information visit the Balticconnector website.

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