TENP Pipeline Info
LNG Gateway Into Germany
The capacity of the TENP pipeline offers market participants the opportunity to diversify their supply portfolio for the German market with LNG. With its cross-border interconnection point Eynatten Fluxys TENP provides access to the very liquid Zeebrugge-LNG-terminal of Fluxys in Belgium and to the (Fluxys) Dunkirk LNG terminal in France.
Bidirectional gas transport
Reverse Flow investments
Reverse Flow investments of the TENP pipeline enabled that market participants can use capacity in the TENP-pipeline and the Transitgas-pipeline in Switzerland bidirectionally since October 2018. This bidirectional link improves significantly the security of supply for Switzerland and Germany and connects the Italian virtual gas hub PSV with the gas trading places in Northwest Europe.
Construction works have started to build a deodorization plant near Schwörstadt (South Germany). The plant will serve to remove odorants in gas which enters the TENP-pipeline from the South, in order to make the gas compliant with the national requirements for the German gas pipeline network. This facility will further improve the product quality of gas imported from the South to Germany. It will make a decisive contribution to increasing security of supply in Germany and Northwest Europe.
The Actions "5.10-0010-DE-S-M-15: Reverse Flow on TENP - Study" and "5.10-0031-DE-W-M-15: Reverse Flow on TENP - Works" are co-financed by the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility.
Facts & Figures
The TENP-pipeline connects the German market with Switzerland, Belgium and The Netherlands. It runs across Germany from Bocholtz and Eynatten at the Dutch respectively Belgian borders to Wallbach at the Swiss border, where the TENP pipeline connects to the Transitgas pipeline. The TENP pipeline serves also the local market and is a major gas infrastructure for the NCG market area.
Partners in the TENP pipeline are Open Grid Europe (51%) and Fluxys TENP GmbH (49%).
|Pipeline route||500 km|
|Pipeline length||2 strings of 500 km each|
|Technical available capacity||18.5 bcm North -> South
5.4 bcm South -> North
|Network connection points in Germany||Au-am-Rhein|
|Compressor stations||Stolberg, Mittelbrunn, Schwarzach and Hügelheim|
Length of the pipeline system
(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.1 GasNEV)
Number of exit points
(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.4 GasNEV)
|Pressure||Nr. of exit points|
Length of the high pressure gas pipeline system per diameter class
(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.2 GasNEV)
Annual quantities offtaken
(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.3 GasNEV)
Simultaneous annual maximum load of all offtakes
(in accordance with § 27 point (2) No.5 GasNEV)
|Year||Maximum load [MWh]||Time|