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.

Deodorisation plant

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.

More about the deodorisation plant (in German)

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
  • Bocholtz: interconnection point with the Dutch gas grid operated by Gasunie Transport Services B.V. (GTS), integrated into the VIP TTF-THE-H 
  • Eynatten/Raeren: interconnection point with the Belgian gas grid operated by the sister company Fluxys Belgium SA, integrated into the VIP THE-ZTP 
  • Wallbach: interconnection point with the Swiss Transitgas pipeline operated by Transitgas AG, integrated into the VIP Germany-CH 
Network connection points in Germany Au am Rhein
Compressor stations Stolberg, Mittelbrunn, Schwarzach and Hügelheim

Structural Data

Length of the gas pipeline system

(in accordance with Section 23c Paragraph 4 No.1 EnWG)

Pressure Length [km]
High 1,009.96
Medium -
Low -


Number of exit points

(in accordance with Section 23c Paragraph 4 No.4 EnWG)

Pressure Nr. of exit points
High 22
Medium -
Low -

Length of the high pressure gas pipeline system per diameter class

(in accordance with Section 23c Paragraph 4 No.2 EnWG)

Class Length [km]
A 449.73
B 556.95
C 0.32
D 0.02
E 2.57
F 0.34
G 0.03

Annual quantities offtaken

(in accordance with Section 23c Paragraph 4 No.3 EnWG)

Year Quantity [kWh]
2023  23.363.546.308 
2022  32,506,708,798
2021 21,436,432,490
2020 46,522,520,710
2019 67,681,223,941
2018 70,610,454,909
2017 68,343,089,745
2016 64,567,857,194
2015 88,251,408,983
2014 107,173,500,418
2013 70,692,178,505
2012 76,273,443,108
2011 83,405,160,301
2010 72,464,070,116

Simultaneous annual maximum load of all offtakes

(in accordance with Section 23c Paragraph 4 No.5 EnWG)

Year Maximum load [MWh] Day
2023  14.757  22/05/2023 
2022  14,500  20/07/2022 
2021 12,733 21/12/2021
2020 14,989 23/05/2020 
2019 13,375 10/07/2019
2018 14,405 01/03/2018
2017 20,857 19/01/2017
2016 19,870 20/12/2016
2015 19,564 25/11/2015
2014 21,181 23/09/2014
2013 22,650 06/12/2013
2012 17,535 16/02/2012
2011 14,579 29/07/2011
2010 14,863 06/05/2010

Decisive points of Fluxys TENP

Decisive points of Fluxys TENP according to Art. 18 section 4 of the Regulation (EC) 715/2009

Status: 02/2021