Transport and Maintenance

Erdgastransporte 2009-2019

Total Annual Transport

The annual transport capacity of more than 18 billion normal cubic meters of natural gas is rented out by both partners, FluxSwiss and Swissgas, for the long term.

The increase in transport to Italy is a consequence of the expansion and the supply contracts upon which it is based. Furthermore, as well as the traditional route via Germany, additional natural gas has been transported via the new pipeline from France since 2001.

Annual Maintenance Plan

The maintenence plan has only orientation meaning. Changes are always possible.

2019

  • Three exposures of the TRG1 pipeline (Rhein – Wallbach) due to corrosion. These were performed on the Hügelheim – Wallbach section following ultrasonic pigging in 2017
  • Performance of cleaning and MFL+geometric pigging on 6 pigging sections
  • Renovation of four river crossings
  • Renovation of hot water pipes for pre-heating of fuel gas and other purposes
  • Upgrading of a gas turbine, including replacement of the instrumentation and control panel
  • Replacement of main slide-gate drives at 3 stations
  • Installation and commissioning of a remote CP monitoring system
  • Development and commissioning of a replacement dispatching system

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