TGS Baltic has advised Estonian electricity and gas system operator Elering on agreements worth approximately EUR 60 million for the construction of the Paldiski compressor station, which will serve the Estonia-Finland Balticconnector gas link, and for the Puiatu compressor station, which will serve the Estonia-Latvia connection.
The cost of the Paldiski compressor station, which will be built in Pakrineeme on Estonia's Pakri peninsula, is EUR 31.4 million. The engineering design and construction partners for the station are Control Process S.A. and Grupa Azoty Polskie Konsorcjum Chemiczne sp. z o.o. The maximum output pressure of the Paldiski compressor station is 80 bar in the Finland direction and 54 bar in the direction of the Estonian gas transmission network, and the station has the capacity to transport 7 million cubic meters of gas per day.
The cost of the Puiatu compressor station to be established in the village of Vaike-Kopu in Estonia's Viljandi Rural Municipality is EUR 28.3 million and the design and construction work will be performed by Control Process S.A. The maximum operating pressure of the compressor station is 54 bar in both directions and the capacity is 10 million cubic meters of gas per day.
Both compressor stations will be remotely controlled from Elering’s control center in Tallinn, and each will have one electrically-driven, environmentally friendly compressor device.
In addition, a facility will be established at the Paldiski compressor station to measure the quantities of gas entering and exiting Estonia there, gas pressure regulation and protection systems will be built, as will a half-kilometer-long gas pipeline connecting the compressor station with the Balticconnector undersea pipeline.
Taavi Veskimagi, Chairman of the Elering management board, commented: “With the contracts signed today, we take the last big step toward the full launch of the Estonia-Finland gas connection in 2020.These are extraordinary projects also in the sense that to this point the Estonian gas system does not have a single compressor station.”
The TGS Baltic team consisted of Senior Associate Triin Kaurov and Associate Indrek Kangur.