22 November 2010

OPAL gas pipeline reaches the Czech Republic

It took constructors about a year to bring the OPAL pipeline - Nord Stream eastern overland off-take - to the border of Germany and the Czech Republic. In the area between the German town Olbernhau and Czech's Brandov, the gas pipeline route passed through the boundary between two neighboring states and connected to the Czech gas network.

The OPAL 470-km line is the longest construction project in Germany. Gas is scheduled to be transmitted through the line by autumn 2011. Its capacity will be 36 billion cubic meters a year.

A second connecting pipeline NEL is being constructed from Lubmin (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) starting from the Nord Stream westwards.

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Nord Stream, Czech Republic

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