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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 00:00
  • Die FinEstBay Area Group will einen Tunnel von Helsinki in Finnland nach Tallinn in Estland bauen, ein chinesischer Fonds soll das finanzieren.
  • Die estnische Regierung ist von diesem Plan nicht gerade begeistert - auch, weil das Unternehmen zentrale Fragen nicht beantworten will.

    Von Sven Lüüs

    Der "Mighty Eagle", der "mächtige Adler", haut alles kurz und klein. Der muskelbepackte Vogel ist der stärkste Charakter in dem Handyspiel Angry Birds. Darin schießt der Spieler mit einer Art Steinschleuder Vögel auf Schweine, die sich hinter Konstruktionen aus Glas, Holz und Stein verstecken. Peter Vesterbacka scheint sich mit der Figur identifizieren zu können: "Ich bin der Mighty Eagle", schreibt er auf LinkedIn über seine ehemalige Position als Marketingchef von Rovio, dem Entwickler von Angry Birds. Und der "Mighty Eagle" hat große Pläne.

    Weiterlesen https://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/helsinki-tallin-finnland-estland-tunnel-1.4564137

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 00:00

    The Tallinn-Helsinki link offers Europe more geopolitical advantages than risks.

    An ambitious project to build the longest undersea rail tunnel in the world between Helsinki and Tallinn is being held up by the Estonian government over worries about the plan and where the money is coming from.  It should let the life-changing link go ahead, even if its Chinese funding looks suspicious.

    The project’s developer, Finest Bay Area Development Oy, was co-founded by Peter “Mighty Eagle” Vesterbacka, one of the principal creators of the Angry Birds computer game. Last month, it announced that it had arranged the funding for the 103-kilometer tunnel from Touchstone Capital Partners, a financial firm that invests the resources of state-owned Chinese enterprises, to the tune of $17 billion. The money is to go to three Chinese companies that have signed on to design and build the tunnel as part of their country’s Belt and Road Initiative. That’s what bothers the Estonian government: The Chinese initiative is unpopular with the European Union, and Estonia, ever the good European, wants to make sure it’s not going to get in trouble.

    Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-08-13/let-china-build-longest-undersea-finland-estonia-tunnel

    Friday, July 12, 2019 - 00:00

    TALLINN (Reuters) - A Chinese-funded Finnish company working on a Tallinn-Helsinki undersea tunnel project said on Friday it will work with three Chinese companies on the final design and building of the 100 kilometer (60-mile) tunnel, which forms part of Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative.

    FinEst Bay Area Development said it signed a memorandum of understanding with China Railway International Group, China Railway Engineering Company, China Communications Construction Company, and financier Touchstone Capital Partners.

    “The partner companies are the largest in the world in their own fields of expertise,” said Peter Vesterbacka, co-founder of Finest Bay Development company.

    Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-finland-estonia-tunnel/three-chinese-companies-to-build-tallinn-helsinki-tunnel-idUSKCN1U70F3

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 00:00

    Liikemies Peter Vesterbackan Tallinna-tunnelihanke on nytkähtämässä jälleen askeleen eteen päin. Tunnelihanketta toteuttava Finest Bay Area Development yhtiö on solmimassa aiesopimuksen maailman suurimman rakennusfirman kanssa.

    – Olemme tämän viikon aikana tekemässä aiesopimusta kiinalaisen CREC:n kanssa, joka on maailman suurin rakennusfirma, Vesterbacka kertoo.

    Vesterbackan mukaan kumppaniksi tuleva kiinalainen rakennusjätti on erikoistunut nimenomaan rautatiehankkeisiin ja sillä on myös erikoisosaamista suurista porausurakoista.

    Yhtiö on rakentanut pelkästään Kiinassa yli kahdeksantoista tuhatta kilometriä rautatietunnelia.

    – Osaamista löytyy, Vesterbacka totetaa.

    Lue lisää https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10868403

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 00:00

    Maailman suurimpien yritysten listalle päässyt kiinalainen valtionyhtiö on rakentanut kaksi kolmasosaa Kiinan kansallisesta rataverkosta.

    Suomen ja Viron välille tunnelia suunnitteleva Finest Bay Area Development on tekemässä aiesopimuksen kiinalaisen rakennusyhtiön CREC:n kanssa, Yle uutisoi.

    CREC eli China Railway Group Limited on kiinalainen valtionyhtiö, joka on listattu Shanghain ja Hongkongin pörsseissä. Yhtiön hallituksen puheenjohtajana toimii raideinsinööri Li Changjin.

    Lue lisää https://www.talouselama.fi/uutiset/tallainen-on-kiinalaisyritys-crec-josta-tulee-vesterbackan-tallinnan-tunnelin-kumppani/

    Friday, June 14, 2019 - 00:00

    Following a meeting with one of the heads of a consortium in charge of developing an undersea tunnel connecting Tallinn and Helsinki, Tallinn City Council Chairman Tiit Terik (Centre) said that the planned tunnel would benefit all of Estonia.

    "Having heard one of the project's leaders, Kustaa Valtonen, and seen the sketches of the project, I tend to believe that this 100-kilometer tunnel costing around €15 billion will indeed become a reality at some point," Terik said according to city council spokespeople. "Whether it is by 2024, as has been promised by enthusiastic project leaders, or slightly later isn't even that important right now. What is important is that this tunnel will benefit both Tallinn and its neighboring municipalities as well as all of Estonia."

    Personally, he added, he was quite fond of the idea of an undersea railway tunnel connecting the two cities.

     

    Read more: https://news.err.ee/952537/tallinn-council-chair-tunnel-with-finland-would-benefit-all-of-estonia

    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 00:00

    Finnish entrepreneur Peter Vesterbacka’s vision for the Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel is an ambitious one, and he thinks he can get it built by 2024. Given that public feasibility studies have estimated completing the project in 2040, can this privately backed development secure approval from the Finnish and Estonian governments?

    It seems there’s no limit to Peter Vesterbacka’s ambition. After spending six years as an executive for Espoo-based Angry Birds game developer Rovio and with several successful start-up conference businesses under his belt, the Finnish serial entrepreneur has for the last few years set his sights on a lofty goal: to build a 100km rail tunnel linking Helsinki in Finland with Estonian capital Tallinn. The link would run under the Gulf of Finland, which separates the two cities, making it the longest undersea tunnel in the world.

    The idea of an undersea rail link between Tallinn and Helsinki is hardly brand new; Finnish geologists first studied the possibility of a tunnel back in 1993, but the concept has remained firmly on the drawing board for more than two decades. In 2014, the two cities commissioned a pre-feasibility study for a tunnel – dubbed the ‘FinEst Link’ – followed by a full feasibility study, which was published in February 2018.

    Read more: https://www.railway-technology.com/features/helsinki-tallinn-tunnel-development/

     

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 00:00

    Hankkeen tarkoituksena on rakentaa Suomen ja Viron välille noin 100 kilometriä pitkä merenalainen rautatietunneli. Suomen puolella ympäristövaikutusten arviointimenettelyssä tarkastellaan hankkeen vaikutuksia Uudenmaan alueella, Suomen aluevesillä ja Suomen talousvyöhykkeellä Viron talousvyöhykkeen rajaan saakka. Viron puolelle sijoittuvan reitin osalta Viro toteuttaa ympäristövaikutusten arvioinnin oman kansallisen lainsäädäntönsä mukaisesti. Molemmissa maissa arvioidaan lisäksi rajat ylittävät vaikutukset.

    Lue lisää: https://www.ymparisto.fi/finestbayareatallinnatunneliyva

     

    Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 00:00

    Kahtlused välisinvesteeringute suhtes ei tohi pidurdada progressi, leiab Helsingi–Tallinna tunnelit kavandava Finest Bay Area Developmenti osanik Kustaa Valtonen, kes Tallinnas FinanceEstonia konverentsi kõrvalt leidis aega ka lühikese intervjuu andmiseks.

    Soovin õnne Touchstone Capitaliga vastastikuse arusaamise memorandumi sõlmimise puhu. Tegemist on siiski alles memorandumiga, mis peab juhtuma, et see muutuks tõelisuseks?

    Aitäh. Me tõesti sellise memorandumi sõlmisime, aga tuleb märkida, et see on sõlmitud Suurbritannias, sealsete reeglite järgi, nii et sellega kaasnevad kohustused on natukene tugevamad kui ütleme Soome seaduste järgi või Eesti seaduste järgi.

    Loe lähemalt: https://www.aripaev.ee/uudised/2019/03/14/kui-saab-teha-vene-tuumajaama-siis-saab-teha-ka-hiina-tunneli

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 00:00

    An ambitious plan to build a vast railway tunnel under the Baltic Sea to connect Finland and Estonia looks set to go ahead after the project secured €15 billion in funding.

    The tunnel, which is supported by both countries’ governments, would connect the Finnish capital of Helsinki with the Estonian capital of Tallinn – cutting a two to three hour ferry crossing to just 20 minutes by train.

    If completed the infrastructure would be the longest undersea tunnel in the world, eclipsing the Channel Tunnel that connects England with northern France. 

    Read further: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/finland-estonia-high-speed-rail-tunnel-baltic-sea-a8818896.html