The on land segment of the Estonian-Finnish Balticconnector gas pipeline was built by EG Ehitus, a subsidiary of Eesti Gaas, in a consortium with Scanweld and Alvora.
Balticconnector sea part from Paldiskist to Inkoon in Finland is 77 km. Mainland part in Estonia is 55 and in Finland 21 km. Estonian and Latvian gas connection is now a two way connection.
June 2019: Lowering and drilling works
We have successfully mounted the Balticconnector pipeline under the river Keila.
February 2019: Lowering and drilling works
We worked at full capacity in February executing drilling and lowering works.
November 2018: Ceremonial opening weld in Paldiski.
The construction of the on land segment of Balticconnector was officially started on 2 November. The symbolic opening weld was introduced by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson; chairman of Elering’s management board Taavi Rõivas; chairman of Eesti Gaas’ management board Ants Noot; and project manager Roland Vaikmäe for the consortium of EG Ehitus, Scanweld and Alvora.
October 2018: The Balticconnector pipeline has arrived in Estonia and is transported to the worksite.
The on land segment of the connection in Estonia is 54 kilometres. One weld, depending on the method, requires approximately 4 hours to complete and there is a total of around 6,000 welds.
September 2018: Dredging the Balticconnector pipeline on the Pakri peninsula.
The on land pipeline passes through the municipalities of Kiili, Saku, Saue, the City of Keila and Lääne-Harju. The video shows the progress of the piking near Paldiski, on the slate substrate of the Pakri peninsula.
August 2018: The first pipe segments for the Balticconnector pipeline arrive in Estonia.
The on land pipeline is constructed of 12 metre pipes, each of which weighs 1.8 to 2.6 tonnes.