Pipeline construction projects under the gas network development plan (NDP Gas)

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  • Epe-to-Legden loop line (LEL)

    The regional planning procedure (ROV) for the natural gas transmission pipeline from Epe to Werne was completed in February 2015 with a regional impact assessment by the district government of Münster which confirmed the new pipeline’s compatibility with regional planning requirements.

  • Forchheim-to-Finsing loop line (LFF)

    Under the 2012 and 2013 NDPs, Open Grid Europe will build a loop line from the Open Grid Europe/bayernets station at Forchheim to the station in Finsing.

  • Schwandorf-to-Forchheim (Arresting) loop line (LSF)

    The project is intended to allow new gas storage facilities and new gas-fired power plants to be connected to the network and help meet the capacity requirements of downstream network operators and cooperation partners in the NetConnect Germany (NCG) market area.

  • ZEELINK

    Characteristics of the ZEELINK project. The project covers two pipeline sections from the Belgian/German border at Eynatten/Lichtenbusch to Legden nearby Ahaus in North Rhine-Westphalia as well as a gas compressor station in the Aachen area.

The 2014 gas network development plan (NDP) and the subsequent NDPs currently under discussion contain a number of agreed construction measures to optimise the natural gas infrastructure in Germany and at the border crossing points.

These expansion projects are based on the capacity calculations made as part of the 2013 and 2014 NDPs. The network expansion measures set out in these plans are to boost the capacity of the natural gas transmission system from the north to the south and vice versa.

Construction projects

Epe-to-Legden loop line (LEL)

The natural gas transmission pipeline from Epe to Legden is about 16 km long. It is one of the projects under the Gas Network Development Plan (Gas NDP 2014) and is scheduled for commissioning in December 2018.

You will find more information here.

Forchheim-to-Finsing loop line (LFF)

The natural gas transmission pipeline from Forchheim to Finsing is about 74 km long. It is to boost north-to-south gas transmission capacity and is one of the projects under the Gas Network Development Plan (Gas NDP 2014). The pipeline is scheduled for commissioning in December 2018.

You will find more information here.

Schwandorf-to-Forchheim (Arresting) loop line (LSF)

The natural gas transmission pipeline from Forchheim to Arresting is about 62 km long. It is to boost north-to-south gas transmission capacity and is one of the projects under the Gas Network Development Plan (Gas NDP 2014). The pipeline is scheduled for commissioning in December 2017.

You will find more information here.

ZEELINK

The natural gas transmission pipeline will run from the Belgian/German border at Eynatten/Lichtenbusch to Legden near Ahaus in North Rhine-Westphalia.

It is an important part of the the planned market conversion from L-gas to H-gas. The pipeline is scheduled for commissioning in December 2020.

You will find more information here.

Related reading

  • Epe-to-Legden loop line (LEL)

    The regional planning procedure (ROV) for the natural gas transmission pipeline from Epe to Werne was completed in February 2015 with a regional impact assessment by the district government of Münster which confirmed the new pipeline’s compatibility with regional planning requirements.

  • Forchheim-to-Finsing loop line (LFF)

    Under the 2012 and 2013 NDPs, Open Grid Europe will build a loop line from the Open Grid Europe/bayernets station at Forchheim to the station in Finsing.

  • Schwandorf-to-Forchheim (Arresting) loop line (LSF)

    The project is intended to allow new gas storage facilities and new gas-fired power plants to be connected to the network and help meet the capacity requirements of downstream network operators and cooperation partners in the NetConnect Germany (NCG) market area.

  • ZEELINK

    Characteristics of the ZEELINK project. The project covers two pipeline sections from the Belgian/German border at Eynatten/Lichtenbusch to Legden nearby Ahaus in North Rhine-Westphalia as well as a gas compressor station in the Aachen area.