Press releases

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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7 September 2010 | At over 470 kilometers, the OPAL natural gas pipeline is the longest construction site in Germany.
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24 August 2010 | Open-land biotopes have become rare in Germany’s densely populated cultivated landscape – and as such they are all the more important for the biodiversity of the region.
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19 August 2010 | It’s half-time on Germany’s longest building site: 250 of the approx. 470 kilometers of the OPAL have already been completed.
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29 April 2010 | Nord Stream AG and the WINGAS Group today opened the “Pipeline Info Point” at the port in Lubmin, providing the public with first-hand information on pipeline projects.
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