Mannesmann Line Pipe has booked an order from northern German energy network operator EWE NETZ for the delivery of around 16,000 tonnes of H2-ready pipe, Kallanish learns from parent Salzgitter. The pipeline is scheduled to be commissioned at the end of 2023.
The 70km-long line will connect to the “WAL” pipeline running from Wilhelmshaven to Etzel, which is currently under construction. Along the route, natural gas is transported from the Wilhelmshaven LNG terminal to EWE’s cavern storage facilities, and to industrial and household customers via the downstream gas networks. Germany’s first LNG terminal was inaugurated on 17 December by chancellor Olaf Scholz and economy minister Robert Habeck.
The new pipeline has a capacity of up to 6 billion cubic meters of natural gas from the LNG terminal. Given sufficient liquefied natural gas is delivered to Wilhelmshaven, this could supply around four million households in the Ems-Weser-Elbe region with LNG.
All in all, Mannesmann Line Pipe is supplying a total of around 4,100 pipe units in the DN 600 size range, in lengths of 18 and 12 metres. Earlier this year, sister company Mannesmann Grossrohr reported an order for large-diameter pipe for a line along the same route.
Christian Koehl Germany