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The planned compressor station is part of the ZEELINK project, one of Germany’s most important energy infrastructure projects in recent years, which plays a central role in the required transition from lowcalorific to high-calorific gas. The large-scale plant in Legden represents the final component of the largest infrastructure project in Germany’s Network Development Plan (Gas) as published by the Federal Network Agency in 2015 and 2016. Having already participated in the laying of the 216 km long natural gas pipeline ZEELINK and the construction of a major compressor station in Würselen, FRIEDRICH VORWERK was hence involved in all major components of the ZEELINK project. The main features of the large-scale plant in Legden during the first expansion stage include two turbo compressor units in combination with a gas turbine station with a mechanical output of approx. 13 MW each. For a possible additional stage, the station can be extended by a compressor unit and corresponding connecting lines.

In the competitive tendering process, FRIEDRICH VORWERK, as a fully integrated supplier of turnkey solutions, was able to cover a wide range of services for the overall contract, hence convincing the client, Open Grid Europe, to award the contract. The works on the large-scale plant will start as early as the last quarter of 2021.