Press releases

10/08/2020 | OPAL Gastransport GmbH & Co. KG requires natural gas for operating its gas transportation system (OPAL including Radeland compressor station and Greifswald gas transfer station), which will be supplied at stations Radeland and Greifswald.  
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13/12/2019 | Eduard Schmitke, a member of the Management since December 2015, is resigning effective 31 December 2019 in order to assume a different position in the industry.
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25/10/2019 | OPAL Gastransport is enhancing user-friendliness and implementing new transparency requirements
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13/09/2019 | According to the decree of the German regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur dated 13 September 2019 OPAL Gastransport GmbH & Co. KG is no longer allowed to market the partly regulated decoupled entry and exit connection capacities in the amount of 15.86 mln. kWh/h.
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12/09/2019 | We have taken note of the decision of the General Court of the European Union, which is not yet final. OPAL Gastransport GmbH & Co. KG is not involved and cannot  take part either in the procedure at the General Court of the European Union. The rules of court procedures between Member States of the European Union apply to this procedure – the Member state Poland claimed against the European Commission. 
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26/11/2018 | On Tuesday, 27 November 2018, necessary work will be carried out on the power supply at the Greifswald landing station.
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12/10/2018 | OPAL Gastransport is issuing an invitation to tender for around 1.05 million MWh of natural gas to operate its gas transport system.
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08/12/2017 | Dual leadership again at OPAL Gastransport: Effective 1 December, Andreas Wendler was appointed to the Management Board. The 39-year-old will work together with Eduard Schmitke; both are responsible for the network operator’s commercial operations.
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30/10/2017 | Network operator OPAL Gastransport is inviting tenders for the purchase and supply of fuel gas to operate its infrastructure. OPAL expects that it will need around 1.4 million kWh of natural gas for one supply year.
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31/07/2017 | After the suspension of the settlement agreement was revoked last week, OPAL Gastransport will now start marketing the mostly unused OPAL capacities with immediate effect.
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28/07/2017 | Marketing of the long unused OPAL capacities can begin shortly: After the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court also rejected the urgent applications to suspend the settlement agreement, OPAL Gastransport is preparing the auctions.
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28/11/2016 | Solutions reached after a long fight over the complete use of the OPAL connection pipeline in the Baltic Sea: With the signing of a settlement agreement the way has been cleared for the full use of transit capacities that have been only partially available in the past.
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31/10/2016 | The European Commission adopted modified exception conditions for use of the OPAL gas pipeline on Friday. They will be examined as soon as they are available to OPAL Gastransport.
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14/10/2016 | Network operator is inviting tenders for the purchase and supply of fuel gas in order to operate its infrastructure. OPAL expects that it will need around two billion kWh of natural gas in one supply year.
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13/05/2016 | A settlement agreement that was negotiated in 2013 but did not take effect has been renegotiated with virtually the same terms.
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01/04/2016 | A change at the helm of OPAL Gastransport & Co KG: Effective April 1, Eduard Schmitke will direct the company’s operations by himself.
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30/11/2015 | Additional managing director for OPAL Gastransport: Eduard Schmitke will join the management team at the Kassel-based network operator on 1 December.
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Two billion kWh of natural gas needed for own operating activities

Kassel. Network operator OPAL Gastransport GmbH & Co. KG is inviting tenders for the purchase and supply of fuel gas in order to operate its infrastructure. OPAL expects that it will need around two billion kWh of natural gas in one supply year. The period for the sale and delivery of the gas will begin on October 1, 2015 and run until January 1, 2017. The quotation and bidding phase will commence on June 26 and end on July 24, 2015.

 


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24/06/2015 | A change at the top: Dr. Dirk Flandrich will become Managing Director of OPAL Gastransport GmbH & Co. KG on June 24, 2015.
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Invitation to tender for fuel gas

28/07/2014 | OPAL Gastransport GmbH & Co. KG invites gas traders to tender for the purchase and delivery of around 1.6 billion kWh fuel gas. The tender starts 31 July.
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18/12/2013 | The load tests in the Nord Stream pipeline system and the connecting pipelines NEL and OPAL were successfully completed in December.
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04/11/2013 | From 5 November until presumably early December 2013 the Nord Stream pipeline system is undergoing a final load test.
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01/04/2013 | Today the German transmission system operators submitted their Network Development Plan Gas 2013 (NDP Gas 2013) to the Federal Network Agency.
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08/10/2012 | After just 15 months of construction, the North European Gas Pipeline can commence operations on time at the beginning of November 2012 at the same time as the second line of the Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline.
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14/11/2011 | The North European Gas Pipeline has successfully crossed the River Elbe: at the weekend a pipeline string about one kilometer long was pulled through the river Elbe from the river banks in Lower Saxony at Barförde to the other side at Boizenburg in Mecklenburg.
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25/08/2011 | The direct link between the major Russian reserves in Siberia and the European natural gas market is in place: The first line of the Nord Stream Pipeline is now connected to the OPAL natural gas pipeline.
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13/07/2011 | 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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30/05/2011 | 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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14/04/2011 | Work on building NEL, the North European Natural Gas Pipeline, got up and running over the last few days.
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22/02/2011 | 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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07/02/2011 | 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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30/11/2010 | 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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16/11/2010 | 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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03/11/2010 | 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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28/10/2010 | A video journalist accompanies the work on Germany’s longest construction site.
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07/09/2010 | At over 470 kilometers, the OPAL natural gas pipeline is the longest construction site in Germany.
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24/08/2010 | 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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19/08/2010 | 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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29/04/2010 | 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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09/03/2010 | Construction work on the largest pipeline project in Germany, the OPAL natural gas pipeline, has now begun in Brandenburg near Prenzlau.
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18/02/2010 | All the permits for the construction of the OPAL natural gas pipeline from Lubmin on the Baltic Sea coast to Olbernhau near the German-Czech border have now been issued.
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