When Baltic Cable AB got the concession in 1993, the Water Right Court in Sweden made it a condition that investigations on the environmental impact on the sea where to be carried out.

Due to the resent decision of the Swedish Environmental Court to extend the observation period to July 2001 the reports are not finalised, hence below is parts of the preliminary reports.

Extract from report by National Board of fisheries (in Swedish)

Extract from report regarding possible environmental effects on the Swedish side caused by the HVDC cable and the electrode (in Swedish).