GASCADE NEWS.

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17/06/2024 | Nine gas transmission system operators in the countries around the Baltic Sea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to coordinate and facilitate hydrogen infrastructure and also to foster hydrogen market development in the Baltic Sea region.
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16/05/2024 | Finland could become an important hydrogen supplier for Germany – a combination of offshore and onshore pipeline as optimal transport infrastructure
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13/05/2024 | Plant expansion improves security of supply for Germany and Europe. Work will start in May 2024, with commissioning scheduled for the end of 2026.
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23/04/2024 | In order to enable hydrogen transports between Norway and Germany, Gassco AS and GASCADE Gastransport GmbH signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal to transport hydrogen via pipeline in the North Sea.
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08/04/2024 | Pipeline strengthens resilience of European security of supply. Convincing utilization perspective for hydrogen transports to foster the energy transition.
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15/03/2024 | Letter of intent signed to connect the Baltic Sea ports of Rostock and Lubmin and link them to the Berlin/Brandenburg and Halle/Leipzig/Leuna consumption regions.
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11/03/2024 | The network operators GASCADE, Ferngas and TEN want to jointly drive forward the conversion of Thuringia's natural gas network to hydrogen. The aim is a sustainable energy supply based on H2 with a supra-regional connection.
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26/02/2024 | Work on the commercial commissioning of the OAL has been completed, feed-ins now possible in principle.
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15/02/2024 | Creation of a hydrogen infrastructure for the North Sea region. Increasing European energy independence.
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09/02/2024 | EWE joins hydrogen project “Flow – making hydrogen happen”. Partnership between EWE and GASCADE agreed. EWE storage site in Rüdersdorf set to play a crucial role in the hydrogen infrastructure in the East of Germany.
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18/01/2024 | Pipe-laying successfully completed. Preparatory work for commercial commissioning is imminent. First gas feed-ins possible in February 2024.
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10/01/2024 | Production of hydrogen in Lubmin in north-east of Germany. Transport by Flow – making hydrogen happen to the consumption regions in the future.
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19/12/2023 | Important milestone in the transformation of the company. Preparations are underway to convert the first pipeline sections to hydrogen.
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13/12/2023 | GASCADE converts pipeline sections from natural gas to hydrogen. Implementation of "Flow - making hydrogen happen" is progressing.
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28/11/2023 | European relevance of hydrogen pipeline projects confirmed. Opportunity for access to funding instruments achieved.
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15/11/2023 | GASCADE projects AquaDuctus and Flow – making hydrogen happen part of the H2 core network. Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and FNB Gas present final draft of German hydrogen infrastructure.
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25/10/2023 | Pipe-laying in the second see section between kilometer point 26 and Mukran can start. Backfilling of the pipe trench on first sea section has started.
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29/09/2023 | Rapid implementation of the OAL possible by the end of 2023. Dredging work for second sea section to start immediately. Impact on residents to be kept to a minimum.
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31/08/2023 | Since July 1, 2023, GASCADE share in OPAL fully subject to regulation. GASCADE's pipeline system grows by 473 kilometers.
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21/08/2023 | First section of the OAL and land section Mukran approved. Pipeline strengthens security of supply and offers a perspective for the green energy future.
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21/08/2023 | The gas transmission operators GASCADE and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. agreed on the selection of the capacity booking platform on Polish-German border at the interconnection point Mallnow.
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16/03/2023 | The "Specification of a European Offshore Hydrogen Backbone" study, commissioned to DNV by infrastructure system operators GASCADE and Fluxys, highlights the significant advantages of an offshore hydrogen backbone in the North and Baltic Seas.
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28/02/2023 | With the submission of the planning approval, the Kassel regional council completed the approval procedure on 24 February 2023 for the construction and operation of the Reckrod 2 compressor station in the market town of Eiterfeld.
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02/02/2023 | German-Danish cooperation project aims to realize 140-kilometer pipeline connection from Bornholm to Lubmin with import capacity of up to 10 GW
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02/02/2023 | Handover at the top at the start of the year: Ulrich Benterbusch has been appointed new Managing Director by the Supervisory Board.
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23/01/2023 | GASCADE and Fluxys have applied to the European Commission for Project of Common Interest (PCI) status for the AquaDuctus project, marking a major step forward in their plans for an offshore pipeline for green hydrogen in the North Sea.
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15/12/2022 | Fast, large and sustainable: With Flow – making hydrogen happen, GASCADE Gastransport, ONTRAS Gastransport and terranets bw want to create a pipeline system for climate-neutral hydrogen that runs from the Baltic Sea to southwest Germany in three steps.
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25/11/2022 | The first LNG link to the German gas network in Lubmin can go into operation in December: In just a few weeks, GASCADE has completed the pipeline link to the landing station (Greifswald) for NEL and OPAL.
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30/08/2022 | Together with its partners NEL Gastransport and OPAL Gastransport, GASCADE will provide what is expected to be the first LNG link to the German gas network.
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25/08/2022 | The Kassel regional council has started the planning approval procedure for the new construction and operation of the Reckrod 2 Compressor Station, and construction of the connecting pipelines.
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10/08/2022 | More than 250,000 MWh needed to operate pipelines and stations
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06/07/2022 | Transmission system operators cooperate on hydrogen projects doing hydrogen and AquaDuctus / Rapid development of an infrastructure for decarbonising Germany planned
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24/05/2022 | Before the start of the planning approval procedure: dialog with citizens
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07/02/2022 | New invitations to tender for fuel gas by GASCADE, NEL Gastransport and ONTRAS: To operate their networks, the three transmission system operators will require around 2.2 billion kWh of natural gas and biomethane from April 2022.
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27/10/2021 | Gas pipelines have to be surveyed and flown over regularly / In this test, this will be carried out from November by a drone as well
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21/10/2021 | The maintenance work on the ERM pipeline has been completed after just over two months. The work was carried out on an around 300-meter-long section below the Gehlenweiher lake.
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01/06/2021 | From 2026, a hub for climate-neutral hydrogen is to be established in Eastern Germany / Initial grid to cover 475 kilometers of pipelines
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26/04/2021 | Project partners GASCADE, Gasunie, RWE and Shell signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the AquaDuctus project. 
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22/04/2021 | On 21 April 2021, the cooperation contract, which provides for the merger of the two gas market areas GASPOOL and NetConnect Germany to form the Trading Hub Europe (THE) market area, was signed in Berlin.
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01/04/2021 | The first string of EUGAL has already been transporting natural gas since 1 January 2020. The second string and the compressor station went into operation today and expand the transport capacity to up to 55 billion m³ of natural gas per year.
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08/02/2021 | 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, NEL Gastransport GmbH and ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH are calling for tenders for their fuel gas requirements.
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23/11/2020 | In a move that will help tackle one of the biggest and most solvable contributors to the climate crisis, major players in the oil and gas industry agreed today to report methane emissions with a new, much higher level of transparency.
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16/11/2020 | EUGAL will reach full transport capacities by the second quarter of 2021. The reason for the new schedule is unforeseen delays in the construction.
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16/10/2020 | Due to the merger of the Netconnect Germany and GASPOOL market areas into the new Trading Hub Europe market area on October 1st, 2021, there will be an obligation at some borders to merge further interconnection points and existing VIPs to new THE-VIPs.
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01/09/2020 | Die GASCADE Gastransport GmbH benötigt rund 700.000 MWh Erdgas zur Erstbefüllung des zweiten Strangs der Europäischen Gasanbindungsleitung (EUGAL) im Dezember 2020. Erdgashändler sind eingeladen, an einer Ausschreibung für den Verkauf und die Lieferung von Erdgas teilzunehmen
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10/08/2020 | Estimated consumption demand of 820,000 MWh for one year / prequalification ends on 17 August
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07/05/2020 | Starting with the 2020 annual auction, GASCADE will offer capacities at the German-Polish border in Mallnow via the Hungarian capacity platform RBP and not as before via PRISMA.
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21/04/2020 | For the information provision according to art. 19 (4) of Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 concerning the storage facility levels GASCADE Gastransport GmbH reference will only be made directly to the respective websites of the storage system operators.
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17/03/2020 | The tunnel under the river Peene, to the west of Anklam, is around a kilometer in length. It is through this tunnel that the second string of the European Gas Pipeline Link is currently being laid.
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09/03/2020 | On 1 April 2020, GASCADE, Gastransport Nord, and Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services will set up Virtual Interconnection Points (VIP) for gas transport between the GASPOOL and the TTF market area. This takes place in cooperation with the adjacent network operator Gasunie Transport Services B.V. (GTS).
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