Invitation to tender for fuel gas of high calorific value (CV) quality natural gas and biomethane

Network operators need so-called fuel gas in form of high calorific value (CV) quality natural gas  and biomethane for operating their gas pipeline networks. GASCADE Gastransport GmbH (“GASCADE”), NEL Gastransport GmbH (“NGT”) and ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH (“ONTRAS”) are calling for tenders for their fuel gas requirements. All gas traders are invited to take part in this call for tenders for the sale and supply of fuel gas with a common consumption demand of GASCADE and NGT of approximately 2,9 billion kWh/a and approximately 0,1 billion kWh/a for ONTRAS.

GASCADE is calling for tenders for natural gas quality H-Gas in 4 lots. The maximum hourly quantity per lot is 110 MWh.

NGT is calling for tenders for natural gas quality H-Gas in 1 lot. The maximum hourly quantity is 100 MWh.

ONTRAS is calling for tenders for natural gas quality H-Gas and biomethane. The maximum hourly quantity for natural gas is 30 MWh (1 lot). The hourly quantity for biomethane is 310 MWh (1 lot).

GASCADE, NEL Gastransport and ONTRAS are requesting tenders for the sale and supply of fuel gas in the period from 1 April 2021 to 1 April 2022, at the virtual trading point GASPOOL (from 1 October 2021 Trading Hub Europe „THE“).

The gas sellers are entitled to offer fuel gas for one of more lots separately.

The offer to sell and supply fuel gas will be based on a master agreement and an individual agreement for each lot as an annex to the separate master agreement. GASCADE, NGT and ONTRAS will conclude these agreements with those gas traders who who are awarded the contract. The individual agreement to the master agreement will define in particular the pricing, the number of lots with the maximum hourly quantity per lot and the delivery time.

Conclusion of a master agreement and an individual agreement as such does not oblige GASCADE, NGT and ONTRAS to order, to accept and to pay for actual natural gas quantities. If required, GASCADE will purchase from the natural gas trader the actual quantity of natural gas as a spot market product at the price European Gas Spot Index GASPOOL by communication via Edig@s within daily bands. 

Sellers wishing to offer fuel gas must first take part in a prequalification process so as to be able to present their terms of sale and delivery in the subsequent invitation to the tender and bidding phase. 

Deadlines

Pursuant to Section 2 item (2) of the invitation to tender conditions of GASCADE, all the documents required for prequalification must be received by 12:00 noon on 20 February 2021

The tender and bidding phase in accordance with Section 3 of the invitation to tender conditions of GASCADE ends at 12:00 noon on 26 February 2021.

The contract award phase conducted by GASCADE in accordance with Section 4 of the invitation to tender conditions will end at 6:00 p.m. on 10 March 2021.

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