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  • Management

  • About us

    Open Grid Europe, with its head office in Essen, has a transmission pipeline network spanning 12,000 kilometres, making it one of the biggest in Germany. With our 1,650 staff we offer decades of experience in natural gas engineering, operation and marketing.

  • Affiliated companies

    Part of our gas transmission network consists of pipelines belonging to pipeline companies which we co-own together with partner companies.

  • Our history

    As an independent transmission system operator we were established as a subsidiary of E.ON Ruhrgas in 2004. Today we are Germany's leading natural gas transporter with a workforce of around 1,650 and 450 international and national customers.

We offer the transmission of natural gas through our approximately 12,000-kilometer-long transmission pipeline network. This corresponds approximately to the length of the German motorway network. We also offer the technical and commercial services to go with it, and we provide commercial, technical and IT services for other companies on the basis of third-party arrangements.

Our core activities

  • Design and construction of pipelines from conceptual design, project management and engineering on to implementation

  • Operation of the pipeline system including maintenance and repair as well as control and monitoring of the network

  • Capacity management and marketing

  • Quantity determination and billing

Related reading

  • Management

  • About us

    Open Grid Europe, with its head office in Essen, has a transmission pipeline network spanning 12,000 kilometres, making it one of the biggest in Germany. With our 1,650 staff we offer decades of experience in natural gas engineering, operation and marketing.

  • Affiliated companies

    Part of our gas transmission network consists of pipelines belonging to pipeline companies which we co-own together with partner companies.

  • Our history

    As an independent transmission system operator we were established as a subsidiary of E.ON Ruhrgas in 2004. Today we are Germany's leading natural gas transporter with a workforce of around 1,650 and 450 international and national customers.