The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) link to the German gas network in Lubmin, Germany, will go into operation in December. Gascade Gastransport GmbH (Gascade) has completed the pipeline link to the landing station in Greifswald, Germany, for NEL and OPAL. The 1476-ft (450-m) pipeline has a feed-in capacity of approximately 6 GWh/h.
Liquefied gas is to be converted into a gaseous state on a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU). The regasified liquefied gas can be transported from the landing station through the OPAL, NEL, and EUGAL gas pipelines to Germany and Europe.
Gascade operates a 1988-mi. (3200-km) gas pipeline network throughout Germany. Ten compressor stations spaced 155 miles (250 km) apart throughout the pipeline network utilize 32 compressor units. Total compressor capacity is 552 MW. System design pressure, according to Gascade, is 1160 to 1450 psi (80 to 100 bar).