Creating the new transport pipeline step by step

Planning and construction of the EUGAL will take several years. The official approval procedures started in spring 2016 with the application conferences for the regional planning procedure and the preparations for the environmental impact assessments. The regional planning procedures in Brandenburg and Saxony, in which a potential route was to be defined, commenced in the fall of 2016. As part of that, a preferred route with various variants will be examined. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the responsible authority examined the regional planning as part of a regional development request.

Construction of the EUGAL gas pipeline began after the successful conclusion of all the planning approval processes in the third quarter of 2018. The first string was completed at the end of 2019 and then put into operation. The second string will be built in subsections at the same time. However, the second string will only be fully completed around a year later and be able to start operating afterwards.

Project phases (planning)


Regional planning procedures

Successfully completed in 2017

Planning approval procedure

Mid-2017 to the 3rd quarter of 2018

Construction of the first string

Mid-2018 to the end of 2019

Construction of the second string

End of 2019 to the end of 2020

Construction of the natural gas
receiving station

Start of 2018 to the end of 2019

Construction of the compressor station

Start of 2019 to the end of 2020

Construction of the export station3rd quarter of 2018 to the end of 2019