Last months of 2020 was like playing chess with artificial intelligence – you have all the moves ready, but your opponent knows them first. Despite extremely complicated pandemic circumstances MT Group has successfully finished another EPC Project: Karksi Pig Trap Station (Estonia).

The purpose of the Station was to enable cleaning operations and mandatory inline inspection activities on Vireši-Tallinn DN700 pipeline, operated by an independent electricity and gas transmission system operator Elering.

As the General contractor, MT Group was responsible for engineering, permitting, procurement and full construction of the Station with two bidirectional pig traps. Starting from the design, following supply of materials and finally construction and commissioning – every part of the project had to be done according to the schedule no matter the unfavorable circumstances of 2020. In 38 weeks after signing the contract the Karksi Pig Trap Station has been completed.

On one hand this is one of the numerous projects which MT Group has been working on over the years, however – no other case was so demanding in terms of adapting to COVID-19 pandemic situation. Closing borders, preventing workers from travel, supply disruptions and delays, not to mention COVID-19 cases within suppliers’ headquarters and on site that had to be managed immediately. Since this is an international project, various regulations from different countries had to be implemented accordingly.

Luckily, MT Group managed to adapt to the rapidly changing environment and can celebrate one more successful project completion.