GASCADE NEWS.

Here you can find our current press releases. Please see also the german language section.

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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24/02/2020 | The site for pulling in the second EUGAL string is currently being prepared at the EUGAL construction site near Stolpe on the river Peene. A retention basin was damaged during this work on Monday, 17 February 2020.
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03/02/2020 | Zum Betrieb ihrer überregionalen Fernleitungsnetze benötigen Netzbetreiber sogenanntes Verbrauchsgas. Gashändler sind eingeladen, an der von GASCADE Gastransport GmbH durchgeführten Ausschreibung für GASCADE, NEL Gastransport GmbH und ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH für den Verkauf und die Lieferung von Verbrauchsgasmengen teilzunehmen.
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15/01/2020 | The employees at the transmission system operator GASCADE are providing a hopeful start to the new year by donating a total of 5,000 euros to the charitable associations “Soziale Hilfe” (Social Help) and “Kleine Riesen”. Both aid organizations will each receive 2,500 euros.
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20/12/2019 | After just around one and half years of construction, the first string of the European Gas Pipeline Link EUGAL is now complete. It will be ready to transport gas from 1 January 2020.
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29/11/2019 | The first pipeline string of the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) will be filled with gas starting next Monday, 2 December 2019.
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15/11/2019 | The first string of EUGAL is in the ground. The final technical tests of the around 480-kilometer-long pipeline have now also been completed.
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04/11/2019 | To prepare for further checks, excess air will be discharged at the valve stations along the EUGAL.
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25/10/2019 | GASCADE is enhancing user-friendliness and implementing new transparency requirements
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17/10/2019 | On 1 April 2020, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, Gastransport Nord GmbH, and GASCADE will set up Virtual Interconnection Points for gas transport between the GASPOOL and the TTF market area.
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18/07/2019 | In view of the situation regarding the Schwarze Elster river, GASCADE is still in discussions with the public authorities and ready to take action.
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15/07/2019 | GASCADE requires around 850,000 MWh of natural gas to fill the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) for the first time in December 2019. Natural gas traders can take part in an invitation to tender for the sale and supply of natural gas.
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03/07/2019 | On behalf of all fractional owners of the EUGAL, GASCADE will submit a request for a single exemption from the obligation to enable permanent physical capacity to transport gas in both directions (‘bi-directional capacity’) on all interconnections between Member States.
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17/05/2019 | Part of the EUGAL building site near Wrangelsburg, southeast of Greifswald, was occupied by six members of the activist group “Climate Justice Greifswald”.
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10/05/2019 | The two transmission system operators have filed an appeal regarding the introduction of a unit postage stamp in the respective market areas and also submitted applications for interim relief.
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18/12/2018 | Construction in Saxony is proceeding as scheduled – Completion of the gas pipeline scheduled for 2019
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26/11/2018 | On Tuesday, 27 November 2018, necessary work will be carried out on the power supply at the Greifswald landing station.
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25/10/2018 | The Stralsund Mining Authority gives permission for the northernmost pipeline section. Construction work in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district can start.
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02/10/2018 | At around 9 a.m. on 2 October 2018, an outage occurred in the local power grid at the GASCADE GASTRANSPORT GmbH compressor station in Mallnow.
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02/10/2018 | At around 9 a.m. on 2 October 2018, a power failure occurred at the GASCADE GASTRANSPORT GmbH compressor station in Mallnow.
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28/09/2018 | The Chemnitz office of the state authorities in Saxony has issued a planning approval decision for the southern section including a natural gas export station. Pipeline construction is due to begin throughout Saxony.
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06/09/2018 | The Dresden office of the state authorities in Saxony issues planning approval decision for the northern section. Construction of the section of the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) in Saxony can begin in September.
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17/08/2018 | Planning approval decision from the Brandenburg State Mining Office now available / construction of the natural gas pipeline to start in Brandenburg
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28/06/2018 | The joint, nationwide market area to be established in Germany will presumably start operations on 1 October 2021. This is the date the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have agreed with the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), the national regulatory authority. The TSOs believe that the planned timing, which coincides with the start of the gas year, is the most convenient solution for market participants from an operational perspective.
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29/05/2018 | The preparations for the construction of the European gas pipeline link EUGAL are making progress.
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24/05/2018 | The Stralsund Mining Authority has successfully completed the planning approval process for the natural gas receiving station “Lubmin 2”.
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25/01/2018 | GASCADE Gastransport, NEL Gastransport and ONTRAS Gastransport are inviting tenders for the purchase and delivery of fuel gas. GASCADE and NEL expect their joint in-house consumption needs to be around 2.9 billion kWh for one supply year.
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10/01/2018 | The Brandenburg State Office for the Environment has started the approval procedure for the Radeland 2 compressor station in Baruth/Mark. The station is part of the infrastructure for the EUGAL.
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21/12/2017 | The joint State Planning Department of Berlin-Brandenburg has completed and approved the regional planning procedure for the section of the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL).
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01/12/2017 | The European gas pipeline link EUGAL has entered a new project phase in Saxony. The state authorities in Saxony have opened the planning approval procedure for both sections of EUGAL in Saxony.
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30/10/2017 | The EUGAL has entered a new project phase in Brandenburg. The Brandenburg State Office for Mining, Geology and Raw Materials (LBGR) in Cottbus opened the planning approval procedure for the section of the EUGAL pipeline in Brandenburg.
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27/10/2017 | During the course of scheduled construction work on the Central German Gas Link pipeline (MIDAL) between Eiterfeld and Hünfeld, there may be increased noise levels at the Reckrod compressor station due to blowdown procedures.
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24/10/2017 | The final official review of the preferred route for section of the EUGAL pipeline in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania will take place with the opening of the planning approval procedure by the Stralsund Mining Authority.
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18/10/2017 | The transmission system operators GASCADE Gastransport GmbH, Fluxys Deutschland GmbH, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH and ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH have signed a fractional ownership agreement for the pipeline project EUGAL.
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13/10/2017 | The preparations for the construction of the European gas pipeline link EUGAL are making progress. From Monday, 16 October 2017, the first pipes will be delivered in Brandenburg and stored at pipe storage points until construction of EUGAL starts in mid-2018.
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05/09/2017 | The Kassel-based transmission system operator is acting as a sponsor for the third year in a row. In the run-up to the Kassel Mini Marathon, the Kassel-based transmission system operator has once again presented the children it sponsors with running packages.
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30/08/2017 | The preparations for the construction of the European gas pipeline link EUGAL are making progress. From Friday, 1 September 2017, the first pipes will be delivered in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and stored at pipe storage points until construction of EUGAL starts in mid-2018.
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22/08/2017 | From Monday, 28 August 2017, the path along the railroad between Grossauheim and Grosskrotzenburg will be closed. A construction site is being set up there due to maintenance work on the MIDAL gas pipeline.
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Important grid connection to be built in Lubminer Heide – construction planned from the start of 2018

Rostock / Kassel. Important step toward reinforcing supply security in Germany and Europe: The Kassel-based transmission system operator GASCADE today submitted planning approval documents to the state authorities in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In the documents, GASCADE is applying to build the new Lubmin 2 natural gas receiving station, part of the European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL), and a network connection to the Northern European gas pipeline (NEL).

“The gas receiving station is the necessary link for being able to bring the gas arriving via the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to the European mainland,” explains Chief Project Manager Ludger Hümbs. The station, which forms the starting point of the EUGAL, is to be built in the Lubminer Heide industrial and business park from the start of 2018.

The new pipeline and receiving station will not only secure the supply for Europe with additional transport capacities, says Hümbs. “Rather, in coordination with the NEL and other existing pipelines, the pipeline will make the German and European natural gas system more flexible and robust.” EUGAL will extend over a total length of some 485 kilometers, running from the Baltic Sea through Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg to southern Saxony and from there over the border to the Czech Republic. The pipeline route of the EUGAL will be approved in an independent planning approval process due to begin during the course of this year. Natural gas will start flowing through the first string of EUGAL at the end of 2019.

The people along the possible route have already been given an initial overview of the entire project: Last year, the GASCADE project team presented the plans for the gas pipeline to a wide audience in three local communities in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. “The development of infrastructure is a community task. Entering into dialog with local residents provides an opportunity to involve the public and gain important information for the planning process,” said Chief Project Manager Hümbs.

With the construction of the landing terminal and pipeline, GASCADE is responding to the growing demand for gas and gas transport capacity in Europe. Forecasts from the European network development plan see an import gap of up to 183 billion cubic meters annually by 2035. At the same time, the Europe-wide market survey more capacity shows that the long-term transport requirements between Germany and its neighbors are in some cases well above the available technical capacities.

GASCADE provides the latest information about the project on the Internet site www.eugal.de.

 


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07/06/2017 | The state authorities in Saxony have completed and approved the regional planning procedure for the section of the EUGAL just under 110 kilometers in length which passes through Saxony.
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30/05/2017 | Following the Farmers’ Associations in Saxony and Brandenburg, the professional representative for the farmers in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has now also signed the framework agreement.
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23/05/2017 | Clarity regarding key issues for the contractual agreements with farmers. Following the Farmers’ Association in Saxony, the professional representative for the farmers in the German state of Brandenburg has now also signed the framework agreement.
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15/05/2017 | Preliminary agreement with State Farmers’ Associations: This week, the framework agreement was signed with the professional representative for the farmers in the German state of Saxony.
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24/03/2017 | Maintenance and repair work will be conducted on the MIDAL gas pipeline from Monday, March 27 until Friday, March 31, 2017.
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21/03/2017 | Gas infrastructure remains the central element for cost-effective decarbonization
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