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. This will create further opportunities for our shippers to trade natural gas.
In December 2020 a deodorization plant near Schwörstadt (Baden-Württemberg) was taken into operation. This was an important milestone in the project of reversing the TENP pipeline. The plant will, if necessary, remove odorants from gas which enters the TENP pipeline from Switzerland or from France, in order to make the gas compliant with the national requirements for the German gas pipeline network.
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 gas market with Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands. It runs in Germany from Bocholtz at the Dutch border and Eynatten at the Belgian border to Wallbach at the Swiss border, where the TENP pipeline is connected to the Transitgas pipeline. The TENP pipeline is located in the NCG market area.
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 North -> South
5.4 bcm South -> North
|Cross-border interconnection points||
|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|
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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