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Inkoo compressor station completed

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The construction work of the Inkoo compressor station, which is part of the Balticconnector project, has been completed and the construction project has been handed over. The construction ended on 30 August 2019, and from here on commissioning procedures will be conducted at the station.

The gas pipeline and equipment of the compressor station have been filled with natural gas, and the trial run of the equipment has been started. The first runs of the electric compressor unit were conducted on 17 September 2019, and the work will continue with trial runs of the compressor unit with completion in October. The trial runs have been started on schedule, ensuring that the compressor station will be commissioned according to schedule.

“We are pleased that the construction work at the compressor station has been completed, and I'm happy to say that the trial runs have been started according to plans. We are proceeding as scheduled towards the commissioning of the pipeline by the end of 2019,” says Tom Främling, Project Director of Baltic Connector Oy.

The compressor station will be ready for gas transmission by the end of October 2019. The Balticconnector pipeline will be fully ready at the end of 2019, and gas will start to flow in the pipeline on 1 January 2020.

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 Balticconnector gas pipeline is due to be completed by 2020.

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