Press releases

13 July 2011 | Let the natural gas flow: after 22 months of construction, the largest natural gas pipeline in Western Europe, OPAL (Ostsee-Pipeline-Anbindungs-Leitung – Baltic Sea Pipeline Link) has now been completed.
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30 May 2011 | One of the largest natural gas pipelines in Europe stretching over 440 kilometers and with a capacity of around 20 billion cubic meters of natural gas is currently being built in northern Germany.
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14 April 2011 | Work on building NEL, the North European Natural Gas Pipeline, got up and running over the last few days.
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22 February 2011 | After the authorties in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have given the approval for the NEL pipeline, today the Lower Saxony Office of Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG) also approved the construction of the pipeline in Lower Saxony.
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7 February 2011 | Mecklenburg-West Pomerania has paved the way for the North European Gas Pipeline: The federal state’s authorities today approved the pipeline section in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
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30 November 2010 | The OPAL natural gas pipeline is setting new standards in pipeline construction: in order to cross the river Dahme at the gates of Berlin, engineers have now completed the largest horizontal bore in pipeline construction in Western Europe with a diameter of 1.80 meters.
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16 November 2010 | The laying of the natural gas pipeline OPAL, which will transport natural gas from the Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline onwards to European customers, has now crossed the German-Czech border in the Ore Mountains near Olbernhau in Germany and Brandov in the Czech Republic.
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3 November 2010 | Around 35,000 archeological finds from 10,000 years of human history: the OPAL is not only Germany’s longest construction site, it is also a treasure trove of archeological discoveries.
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28 October 2010 | A video journalist accompanies the work on Germany’s longest construction site.
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9 October 2010 | On Saturday, 9 October 2010, at about 10:30 a.m. a fatal accident occurred as construction work was taking place on the OPAL (Ostsee-Pipeline-Anbindungsleitung – Baltic Sea Pipeline Link) in the Müggenburg district, municipality of Heinrichsruh (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania).
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