EUGAL – for a secure supply of natural gas in Europe

The natural gas transport network at the heart of Europe is to be made more robust and flexible: The new European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) reliably strengthens the supply of natural gas to Germany and Europe. It will extend over a length of some 480 kilometers, running from the Baltic Sea through Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg to southern Saxony and from there over the border to the Czech Republic. Natural gas will already start flowing through the first string of EUGAL at the end of 2019.

An overview of EUGAL

Company in charge of the project

GASCADE Gastransport GmbH

Responsible for construction and future operation

Shareholders

GASCADE Gastransport GmbH

Fluxys Deutschland GmbH

Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH

ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH

Pipeline length

Approx. 480 kilometers

EUGAL String 1:  Approx. 480 kilometers

EUGAL String 2: 329 kilometers

Number of strings

Two strings running in parallel as far as Weißack (Brandenburg), then one string to the German-Czech border

Internal diameters of the pipes

1.40 meters (DN 1400)

Natural gas receiving station

Lubmin near Greifswald (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, on the Baltic Sea)


Network coupling points

Planned:
Lubmin (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Kienbaum (Brandenburg)
Radeland (Brandenburg)

Export station

Planned: Deutschneudorf (Saxony, German/Czech border)

compressor station

Planned: Radeland (Brandenburg)

Maximum operating pressure (MOP)

100 bar

Minimum pipeline depth of cover

1 meter

 

Capacity data in detail

Transport capacity p.a.

55 billion m³

 

 

Booked additional transport needs p.a.

45,1 billion m³ to the Czech Republic* 
9,9 billion m³  to Western Germany (NCG)*

Planned transport capacity p.a. from 2020

Up to 30.9 billion m³ at Lubmin (entry / EUGAL),
thereof up to 9.9 billion m³ at Lubmin (entry / westward) and
up to 21 billion m³ at Deutschneudorf (exit / to Czech Republic)

Planned transport capacity p.a. from 2021

Up to 55 billion m³ at Lubmin (entry / EUGAL),
thereof up to 9.9 billion m³ at Lubmin (entry / westward),
up to 35.4 billion m³ at Deutschneudorf (exit / to Czech Republic) and
up to 9.7 billion m³ using existing capacities (exit / to Czech Republic)


* Result of the auctions for new transport capacities offered on the European PRISMA capacity platform on 6 March 2017.