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

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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.

Under the 2012 and 2013 NDPs, Open Grid Europe will build a loop line from its Schwandorf station to the station in Arresting. The pipline will subsequently be extended to Frochheim to meet system requriements. The 62 km pipeline will have a diameter of 900 millimetres and a be designed for a  pressure of 100 bar.

Following the completion of the regional planning procedure (ROV) in May 2015, the planning permission procedure (PFV) was completed in summer 2016. Initial construction activities including topsoil removal as well as explosive ordnance and archaeological investigations started in October 2016.

Commissioning of the 62 kilometre pipeline with a diameter of 1m is scheduled for December 2017.

The documents are available for inspection the regional governments’ websites.

http://www.regierung.oberpfalz.bayern.de/leistungen/wirtschaft/info/energieversorgungsleitungen/index.htm

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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.

  • 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.