Balticconnector News

Estonia Says China Has Not Responded to Subsea Cables Probe Request

May 28, 2024

Estonia's state prosecutor said China has not responded to a six-month-old request for help with an investigation into a Chinese ship which Estonia suspects cut two of its subsea telecoms cables.The two cables connecting Estonia to Finland and Sweden were damaged on Oct 7-8…

Finland-Estonia Gas Pipeline System to Get Bigger Capacity after Repair

Nov 22, 2023

The Balticconnector gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia, which was damaged last month, will get a bigger northbound transmission capacity next year following repairs, Finnish operator Gasgrid said in a statement on Wednesday.The increase…

China Cooperating in Balticconnector Investigation, Finland Says

Oct 31, 2023

Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo on Tuesday that China was cooperating in Finland's investigation of the Hong Kong-flagged NewNew Polar Bear vessel's role in the Oct. 8 damage to the Balticconnector pipeline.Finnish police leading the criminal…

Elenger to Deliver U.S. LNG Cargo to Finland Amidst Balticconnector Pipeline Crisis

Oct 20, 2023

Elenger, part of Estonia's Eesti Gaas, said on Friday it will deliver a cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to Finland's Inkoo terminal in the second half of November.It was also ready for additional deliveries during the winter season…

UK, Finland, Estonia Practice Subsea Infrastructure Protection in Baltic Sea

Dec 04, 2023

The navies of Britain, Finland and Estonia were practising subsea infrastructure protection in the Baltic Sea region on Monday together with the Finnish Border Guard, Finland's Defence Forces said in a statement.In early October a gas pipeline…

EXPLAINER-What is the Balticconnector pipeline?

Oct 11, 2023

A subsea gas pipeline, the Balticconnector, connecting Finland and Estonia under the Baltic Sea has been likely damaged by 'outside activity', the Finnish government said on Tuesday.This is what is known so far:WHAT IS THE BALTICCONNECTOR?The…

Finland Terminal Receives First LNG Cargo after Pipeline Breach

Oct 17, 2023

A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrived at Finland's Inkoo terminal on Tuesday, vessel tracking data showed, the first such cargo to appear following the Oct. 8 outage of a Finnish-Estonian gas pipeline.The Maran Gas Vergina, carrying U…

Finland Says China Promised Full Cooperation in Pipeline Probe

Nov 08, 2023

Finland on Wednesday said China had promised to fully cooperate in the investigation of the destruction last month of the Balticconnector gas pipeline, which happened on the same night that three subsea telecoms cables in the area were also damaged…

Russia Says Telecoms Cable Damaged Last month Just Before Nearby Baltic Gas Pipeline

Nov 07, 2023

A Russian fibre optic cable under the Baltic Sea was damaged last month only 28 km (17 miles) from where a gas pipeline linking Finland and Estonia was damaged soon afterwards, Russian state company Rostelecom said on Tuesday.Finnish police…

Second Gas Cargo Heads to Finland's LNG Terminal After Pipeline Rupture

Nov 03, 2023

A tanker carrying Norwegian liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to arrive at Finland's Inkoo terminal overnight, vessel tracking data showed on Friday, making it the second cargo since the Oct. 8 outage of a Finnish-Estonian gas pipeline.The Arctic Princess…

Three Baltic Pipe and Cable Incidents "are related", Estonia Says

Oct 27, 2023

The three incidents that resulted in damage to a gas pipeline and two telecom cables between Estonia, Finland and Sweden 'are related', Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said.Finnish police leading the pipeline investigation have named the…

NATO to Respond if Baltic Sea Pipeline Damage Deliberate - Alliance Chief

Oct 11, 2023

NATO will discuss damage to a gas pipeline and data cable running between member states Finland and Estonia, and will mount a 'determined' response if the cause is proven to be a deliberate attack, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday…

Finland Contacts China, Russia Regarding Baltic Sea Pipeline Probe

Oct 20, 2023

Finland's foreign ministry said on Friday it had contacted China and Russia via diplomatic channels regarding the investigation of damage to a pipeline and a telecoms cable in the Baltic Sea.Early on Oct. 8, a gas pipeline and a telecoms cable connecting Finland and Estonia were broken…

Finnish Police Complete On-site Probe at Damaged Baltic Sea Pipeline

Oct 19, 2023

Finnish police said on Thursday they had completed their crime scene investigation into the damage to a subsea gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia. The Balticconnector pipeline linking Finland and Estonia ruptured earlier this month in…

Finland Can't Rule Out 'state actor' Involvement in Pipeline Damage

Oct 12, 2023

Finland can't rule out the possibility that a 'state actor' was involved in damaging a Baltic Sea gas pipeline and a parallel telecoms cable, the Finnish Security Intelligence Service said on Thursday as NATO ministers sat down to talks on the incident…

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