Construction of the compressor station in Ochtrup, North Rhine-Westphalia, began in 2010. The station forms the end of a pipeline that transports gas from Norway from Emden to the Ruhr area. The pressure in the pipelines decreases over long distances and is brought back to the required level in Ochtrup so that it can be fed into the German gas grid. An expansion of the station to include an additional compressor was completed in 2018.
The picture shows a shut-off device, a so-called gate valve. This is located at the “entrance” to the compressor station and checks how much gas is flowing into the station. The natural gas from Norway is compressed to a higher pressure at the plant and then piped further towards the consumption centers.
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