So your gas arrives savely.
The gas transport business changes more rapidly than many competitive markets. The pressure to change arises from both regulatory requirements and the behavior of market participants. As a result, the German natural gas market is divided into two market areas, in which hundreds of network operators operate as if they were one entity. The coordination effort this requires is hard to imagine for an outsider.
The planning and approval of new gas pipelines requires technical expertise as well as in-depth dialog with the public, the authorities, and land owners. The construction process is just as challenging: For example, while OPAL was being laid, GASCADE coordinated around 2,500 external employees. The pipeline project – the largest of its kind in Europe in 2011 – was completed on time and on budget.
The operation and dispatching of a pipeline system is a business that requires attention around the clock and is impacted by many factors: Compressors generate the necessary pressure, while instruments and fittings control the gas flows and route the gas efficiently and remotely.
Without the need to predict the quantities they supply to end consumers, our shippers are not aware of any of this.
We build pipelines. For tomorrow's Gas market.
Europe's domestic gas production is on the decline, and consumers will have to rely on imports to an even greater extent in the future. Transport routes will change accordingly. In this context, GASCADE's pipeline network takes on a critical role in taking the natural gas to where it is needed to meet the increasing demand thus guaranteeing supply security for many decades to come.
Gas transport through pipelines is safe and secure. At GASCADE, this is one of the key tasks of construction supervision, which – equipped with state-of-the-art technology – is responsible for ensuring that the construction of pipelines runs smoothly.
In all our projects, health, safety, and environmental protection take top priority. This is why our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) program is an integral part of our philosophy. All processes are certified in accordance with DIN ISO 9001 and thus quality-assured.
The following objectives are of special significance:
- Zero accident strategy for people and the environment
- Comprehensive protective measures to ensure a safe, healthy working environment
- Compliance with national and international laws and regulations