new transmission capacities

Gas transmission system operators launch second part of the consultation

Germany’s gas transmission system operators are submitting their draft projects for new transmission capacities at the borders to Russia and the Netherlands for consultation in accordance with Article 27(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/459 (Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms).

Providing the overall transmission capacities of up to 51.9 GW requested by shippers as part of a non-binding enquiry will require, among other things, building additional compressor and pipeline systems. This would involve investments of up to EUR 3.1 billion. “By expanding capacities at border crossing points, the TSOs are preparing their gas networks to meet the shippers’ future transmission requirements,” said Inga Posch, Managing Director of FNB Gas.

The proposed projects for the borders Russia and the Netherlands are available for download from the FNB Gas website at Written comments can be submitted to FNB Gas ( by 01 October 2020.

After the consultation phase, the transmission system operators will submit their project proposals for new capacity to the national regulatory authorities for approval.


Zweiter Teil Konsultation Transportkapazitäten
PDF / 170 kB / DE
Second Part Consultation Transmission Capacities
PDF / 166 kB / EN