Expansion of compressor station Werne

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Over the last few years, Open Grid Europe has invested around €170 million in the expansion and upgrade of its compressor station near Werne.

The compressor station in Werne is the central hub in Germany’s natural gas grid. 13 pipelines from different directions meet at the site, transporting natural gas from the Netherlands, also referred to as L-gas, and natural gas from the North Sea, also known as H-gas, to the Ruhr region and further on south. About 25 billion m³ or roughly a quarter of the natural gas consumed in Germany every year passes through the compressor station in Werne.

(November 2018)