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Wintershall-Gazprom venture opens Jemgum natural gas facilty

18th September 2013

The joint project between Wintershall and Gazprom is one of the largest gas storage facilities in Germany

The Jemgum facility
The Jemgum facility can already hold the supply equivalent to the needs of 500,000 households.

Astora, the gas storage venture between German’s Wintershall and Russia’s Gazprom has announced that it has completed work on one of Germany’s largest gas storage facilities near the Dutch border in Jemgum.

 

 

Astora said in a statement that, with the new facility, it enhances their ability to operate up to six caven boreholes from one cluster site with the technique of high-precision directional wells drilled in an S-shape.

 

The company have also worked with German innovation company EWE to minimise environmental impact as well as increase efficiency of supply across a 40 km pipeline to the North Sea.

 

 

The new Jemgum facility will add to the 6 billion cubic metres that are already in operation and the gas venture wants to use the facilities to add an additional bcm of storage capacity in 10 caverns by 2018. The facility can already hold the supply equivalent to the needs of 500,000 households.

 

 

"With this portfolio, we have an excellent basis to continue positioning ourselves successfully as one of the largest storage operators in Europe in future," said Astora's managing director Andreas Renner.