To increase gas shipping capacities for Baden-Württemberg, we are building the Nordschwarzwald pipline from Au am Rhein via Ettlingen and Pforzheim to Leonberg.
The first section (15 km) from Au am Rhein to Ettlingen was completed in 2014. The second section (54 km) between Ettlingen and Leonberg was finished in 2015/16.
On 22 January 2016, the Nordschwarzwald pipeline was symbolically commissioned by Baden-Württemberg´s Minister for the Environment, Climate and Energy Industry, Franz Untersteller MdL (Member of the State Assembly) and terranets bw´s Supervisory Board Chairman presiding at that time, Dr. Hans-Josef Zimmer.
In Au am Rhein, the new pipeline is making a further connection to the Trans Europa Naturgas Pipeline (TENP) for our transmission system. The TENP, which transports gas from the Netherlands to Switzerland and Italy, is one of the largest and most important pipelines for the secure supply of gas in Europe.