The EUGAL gas pipeline started operating at full capacity after the commissioning of the second line, as well as the compressor station, as announced by the German transmission system operator GASCADE Gastransport.
The pipeline has now reached its full transport capacity of 55 billion cubic metres per annum (bcma), after just over two and half years of construction. By comparison, Germany annually consumes more than 80 billion cubic metres of natural gas.
“We are proud to have successfully completed this project,” said Christoph von dem Bussche, Managing Director of GASCADE. “EUGAL is an important component in Europe’s energy supply.”
“EUGAL now secures Europe’s supply of natural gas and can be an essential element in a European hydrogen network in the future,” added Jens Schumann, Managing Director of Gasunie Deutschland, which jointly developed the project with GASCADE, Fluxys Deutschland and ONTRAS Gastransport.
EUGAL runs over a length of around 480 kilometres from Lubmin on the Baltic Sea to Deutschneudorf on the German-Czech border. The fully regulated EUGAL pipeline is integrated into the German and European gas network. Thanks to its connection to the existing gas pipelines NEL, FGL306 and JAGAL, EUGAL will be able to flexibly transport gas in every direction.