Reckrod 2 Compressor Station: Planning approval procedure started

Increased transport capacities from north to south from 2026

Kassel / Eiterfeld. Another important step has been taken: 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 MIDAL Central 2, MIDAL South, MIDAL South Loop and STEGAL West connecting pipelines. The new facility in the market town of Eiterfeld will be built to the south of the existing compressor station and be connected to the existing gas pipelines MIDAL Central, MIDAL South, MIDAL South Loop (MIDAL: Central German Pipeline Link) and STEGAL (Saxony-Thuringia Gas Pipeline). 

The Reckrod 2 Compressor Station will create additional capacities from 2026 for transporting gas from the major North European import points, the gas storage facilities in North Germany and the Netherlands, and the currently planned LNG terminals to Baden-Württemberg.

“As the project developer, GASCADE has already held an initial information event locally, and met with largely positive feedback,” says project manager Heidi Bernhardt. At different topic islands, the visitors could find out about the operation and technology of the planned compressor station, ecology and agricultural issues, and the schedule for the individual construction phases, and talk directly with the GASCADE experts present. 

The new Reckrod 2 Compressor Station will be operated with four electric compressors. The increase in compressor output at the Reckrod energy hub means that the oldest gas turbine compressor units at the existing Reckrod compressor station can be decommissioned in the medium term. As a result, the location will be modernized as a whole and secured for the future, also as an integral part of the hydrogen infrastructure still to come. 

Compressor stations represent an important element in the pipeline network. From the source to the consumer, natural gas covers many kilometers and loses pressure in the process. This loss has to be compensated for – compressor stations raise the gas pressure, thus allowing the necessary flow of gas.