TENP Pipeline Info
LNG Gateway for Germany
With the Eynatten cross-border interconnection point, the TENP pipeline provides access to the LNG terminals of the Fluxys Group in Zeebrugge (Belgium) and Dunkerque (France). It thus already enables efficient LNG transport to Germany and opens up the possibility for our customers to diversify their supply portfolio for the German market.
Bidirectional gas transport
Reverse Flow investments
Since 2018, the TENP pipeline transports gas not only from North to South Europe, but also in the reverse direction. This reversal of the transport system strengthens the security of supply in Germany and Switzerland and connects the Italian virtual gas hub PSV with the gas trading hubs in north-western Europe. In addition, the bidirectional connection increases liquidity in the European gas market and opens up new opportunities for our transport customers to trade with natural gas.
In December 2020, a deodorisation plant near Schwörstadt (Baden-Württemberg) was taken into operation. If necessary, the plant can separate odorants from gas fed into the TENP pipeline from Switzerland or France, in order to comply with the sulphur and odorant concentration limit values applicable in Germany. The deodorisation plant thus contributes significantly to making the TENP transport system more flexible.
The measures "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" were co-financed by the EU funding programme "Connecting Europe Facility".
Facts & Figures
The TENP pipeline connects the German gas market with Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands. It runs in Germany from Bocholtz on the Dutch border and Eynatten on the Belgian border to Wallbach on the Swiss border, where the TENP pipeline is connected to the Transitgas pipeline.
Partners in the TENP pipeline are Open Grid Europe GmbH (51%) and Fluxys TENP GmbH (49%).
|Pipeline route||500 km|
|Pipeline length||2 strings of 500 km each|
|Technical available capacity||18.5 bcm in the north-south direction
5.4 bcm in the south-north direction
|Cross-border interconnection points||
|Network connection points in Germany||Au am Rhein|
|Compressor stations||Stolberg, Mittelbrunn, Schwarzach and Hügelheim|
Length of the gas 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|
Decisive points of Fluxys TENP
Decisive points of Fluxys TENP according to Art. 18 section 4 of the Regulation (EC) 715/2009
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