German company LMR Drilling and Lithuanian Kauno Dujotekio Statyba, focusing in installation and conceive of gas and oil pipelines, have accomplished the first stage of the power connection task NordBalt.
"This connection is an integral part of NordBalt project. We have installed two pipelines, 1.7 kilometres long each, in record time – the task was accomplished in less than a month. A team of 50 workers from Germany, the Netherlands, large Britain and Lithuania worked on the project constantly. former to this we had been carrying out preparatory work for 8 months. Geology and particularities of the Curonian Spit were analyzed," said agent of Kauno Dujotekio Statybos Petras Sabalys.The second stage of NordBalt power connection is arranged to start in stride 2014.
The power link with Sweden is should be accomplished by late 2015.Worldwide power link NordBalt will mechanically integrate Lithuanian electricity market into the widespread network of the Baltic Sea region.
Lithuania is a part of Nord Pool Spot electrical energy market since 18 June 2012.