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.

Reverse Flow

Deodorization plant

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.

More about the Deodorization plant (in German)

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 
Interconnection points
  • Bocholtz: interconnection point with the Dutch gas grid operated by Gas Transport Services
  • Eynatten/Raeren: interconnection point with the Belgian gas grid operated by sister company Fluxys Belgium
  • Wallbach: interconnection point with the Swiss Transitgas pipeline operated by Transitgas
Network connection points in Germany Au-am-Rhein
Compressor stations Stolberg, Mittelbrunn, Schwarzach and Hügelheim


Deutschland TENP map

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