Lubmin 2
Natural gas receiving station

The Lubmin site is the link between Russian gas and European consumers. This is where the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, two of the biggest natural gas import pipelines, reach mainland Europe and join the gas network. To get to Lubmin the gas has already covered a distance of more than 1,200 kilometers. From here, the gas is distributed via pipelines such as EUGAL. The Lubmin 2 natural gas receiving station provides the infrastructure needed for this. 

Since its completion, the new natural gas receiving station can take on gas from Nord Stream 2. The natural gas is then processed at the site (filtering, preheating, setting the pressure and quantity) for further transport. A connecting pipeline to the NEL pipeline was also approved in the plan approval procedure for the natural gas receiving station. This pipeline is around 130 meters in length and connects the station and hence also EUGAL to the existing NEL pipeline, via which part of the gas will be transported westward. 

The first few meters of EUGAL, where they are located on the site of the natural gas receiving station, were also approved in this procedure.

Overview of the Lubmin location

Overview of the station

Location

Lubminer Heide industrial and business park

Operating area

Approx. 11.9 ha

Assembly area during the construction period

Approx. 2.3 ha

Maximum capacity receivable

6.5 million standard cubic meters of gas an hour

Approval

Independent planning approval procedure; positive decision in May 2018

Construction phase

Start of 2018 to the end of 2019

Completion

End of 2019

Operations management

GASCADE Gastransport GmbH

Receiving station Lubmin 2Capacity 60 bcm/a
Entry EUGAL capacities60 bcm/a
Exit capacities at metering station Lubmin-NEL14.5 bcm/a

How a natural gas receiving station works

In the natural gas receiving station, the gas from Nord Stream 2 is filtered and heated and the pressure and volume of gas for further transportation is set. The figure below shows how the facility works.

You can also find concise information on the Lubmin location and the natural gas receiving station on the information boards (German language version) from our information events. 

Information boards regarding Lubmin 2 natural gas receiving station

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        information boards