GTS is building the gas roundabout of north-west Europe, and Participations & Business Development builds the important ‘junctions’ on the roundabout- Ulco Vermeulen, Managing Director of Participations & Business Development
The infrastructure belonging to GTS and Gasunie Deutschland is part of the ‘gas roundabout’, which serves the Dutch and German markets and which links the different ‘junctions’.
These ‘junctions’ on the gas roundabout bring gas to the roundabout (Nord Stream, BBL and Gate), where it can be traded. The gas is also brought via exits to users or to storage facilities, where it is stored in order to meet fluctuations in gas demand (Gasunie Zuidwending and Gate terminal). Transit is also possible, for example via the BBL and numerous border exits.
The whole system ensures that gas can be freely transported between Russia via the Dutch trading exchange, the TTF, and the UK, or from Qatar or anywhere else (as LNG) to Rotterdam and on to Germany, or to Belgium from Norway and Denmark, and so on. Gasunie Participations & Business Development makes these ‘junctions’ possible – with and without business partners.
This pipeline will link the Nord Stream landfall on the German north coast with the German towns Heidenau and Achim. Gasunie has a 20% share in this pipeline and TSO (Transmission System Operator). NEL is a partnership between Gasunie, WINGAS GmbH & Co. KG and E.ON Ruhrgas AG.
APX-ENDEX provides through its market place increased liquidity for the energy markets of north-west Europe. Part of Gasunie’s strategy is to facilitate market liquidity and in line with this Gasunie has a 20.9% share in APX-ENDEX. The other shareholders are: TenneT Holding B.V., Elia N.V. and Fluxys Europe B.V.visit website