The gas pipeline of terranets bw is around 2,700 kilometres long and extends from Lower Saxony to Lake Constance. As an independent transmission system operator, we thus ensure a non-discriminatory supply of gas. Many towns and communities in Baden-Württemberg and Hesse as well as parts of Switzerland, Vorarlberg and the Principality of Liechtenstein are connected to the pipeline network of terranets bw.
We have been operating our gas transmission system since 1961. And because demand in our network is steadily rising, we have been constantly developing our network ever since. Ensuring the highest level of supply security.
Our gas transmission system is located in the heart of Europe and is connected across our borders into the Alpine region with numerous transnational gas pipelines.
45 entry points bring gas from the transmission systems of other transmission system operators. Around 300 network interconnection points directly connect approximately 60 grid operators and 23 industrial customers to our high-pressure gas network.
And cross-border interconnection points in the region of Lake Constance and Basel also connect foreign network interconnection partners and the customers they supply to our gas network.
By 2030, the demand for natural gas shipping capacity in our whole network will be one quarter higher than the demand today.
In Baden-Württemberg it will be even more than 30 percent.
The region needs natural gas as a bridge into a new era of climate-neutral energy supply – so that the phase-out of coal and nuclear power can be secured.
And we are setting the course for the future. We are already preparing our networks for the transmission of green gases. In the focus: hydrogen.
When gas is transported over long distances it loses pressure on the way. In order to compensate this pressure loss, gas compressor stations are used. Gas molecules are squeezed tightly together and compressed to a higher pressure using turbines. This process means that the gas can again be transported over long distances. For example, from Ulm to Lake Constance.
Two compressor stations on our gas pipeline network ensure – in the Karlsruhe and Ulm regions – that the gas reaches consumers on time even when demand is at its highest. Due to constantly increasing gas shipping demand, a further station is currently being built near Rheinstetten.
Before beginning construction works in the vicinity of our infrastructure, you will need to obtain exact information on the course of the pipeline in time.
The BIL online portal provides you with free information: