New gas compressor station inaugurated in Egtved


New gas compressor station inaugurated in Egtved A forward-looking project was completed last autumn. Martin Lidegaard, Denmark's Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, inaugurated a new natural gas compressor station in the Danish village Egtved. For two and a half years, MAX STREICHER GmbH & Co. KG aA has designed and constructed the station in a joint venture with PER AARSLEFF A/S and JOHANN BUNTE Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG. The construction was funded as part of the EU's European Energy Programme for Recovery. The new plant secures Denmark's long-term gas supply.

STREICHER started working on the EPCC (Engineering – Procurement – Construction – Commissioning) project in January 2011. The contract included the construction of a turnkey system featuring four compressors, as well as replacement and expansion of existing fitting groups. STREICHER-Beteiligungsgesellschaft compact e+p+c+ GmbH & Co. KG was responsible for the complete engineering and was significantly involved in the project management.

A special requirement was to incorporate the architectural request into the planning process. The compressor station had to blend harmoniously into the landscape. A Danish architectural office was assigned to design the façade and thus a modern cube-like building with a metallic exterior was designed.

For a reliable gas supply and a green future
The Egtved compressor station was inaugurated at a ceremony attended by around 240 guests, including Martin Lidegaard, Denmark's Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, and Philip Lowe, the EU Managing Director for Energy. At the same time a 94 km-long gas pipeline between Denmark and Germany was commissioned.

The construction of the compressor station shall guarantee Denmark's gas supply in the long term. The compressor station is located in the heart of Jutland, and is therefore a central point in Denmark's gas pipeline network. The North-South Pipeline running from the gas storage facility in Lille Torup to Ellund and the West-East Pipeline between Nybro and Egtved (which continues on to Sweden via Dragor) meet there. The system's maximum flow rate is up to 1,050,000 m³/h.

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