New Internet site for the Jemgum storage facility

WINGAS and EWE provide information at www.speicher-jemgum.de | Film gives insight into the underground dimensions of the storage facility

Jemgum. The Internet site on the Jemgum natural gas storage facility, which energy companies EWE and WINGAS are developing together, has recently been re-launched with a new design and structure. The new website provides facts and figures on the current status of the project, and the individual steps in the planning process right up to the commissioning of the natural gas storage facility. "With the new Internet site we wish to give people clearer, faster and more up-to-date information on the project," EWE Project Manager André Fisse explained.

The aim of the new online presence is to demonstrate the complicated technical processes of the plant in a transparent and illustrative manner, Arkadius Binia, the WINGAS Project Manager explained. An animated film on the home page now explains the technical processes and operation of the natural gas storage facility. The film concentrates on the underground workings of the storage facility. In addition, there is a new "Questions and Answers" section where anyone interested can find more detailed information on the project.

Two of the largest cavern storage facilities for gas in Germany are currently being built in Jemgum in Lower Saxony, near the German-Dutch border. "The project is completely on schedule. We are confident that the first natural gas for filling the caverns will flow in 2013," André Fisse underlined. Overall EWE and WINGAS are planning to build up to 33 caverns in the Jemgum salt dome. EWE is planning to build 15 caverns with a volume of up to 700,000 cubic meters. WINGAS intends to create up to 18. The two storage facilities will be developed together but operated independently by the two companies once complete in 2013.
WINGAS is one of the largest suppliers of natural gas in Germany. The energy company is active in natural gas trading and distribution in Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Austria, the Czech Republic and Denmark. Its customers include municipal utilities, regional gas suppliers, industrial firms and power plants. WINGAS companies also market transport, storage and fiber-optic capacities and operate gas pipelines and storage facilities. Since 1990 the WINGAS Group has invested more than 3 billion euros in developing the energy infrastructure. Its storage facilities make the WINGAS Group one of the largest storage facility operators in Europe. This includes the natural gas storage facility in Rehden in North Germany, which is the largest natural gas storage facility in Western Europe. The pipeline network of the subsidiaries WINGAS TRANSPORT GmbH und OPAL NEL TRANSPORT GmbH, which is over 2,000 kilometers long, connects the major gas reserves in Siberia and in the North Sea to the growing markets in Western Europe.

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, based in Oldenburg, is one of the biggest energy companies in Germany. The Group's range of services includes power, gas and water supply, environmental technology, gas transport and trade, as well as telecommunications and information technology. EWE thus provides classic and innovative services from a single source. The EWE network infrastructure features a high standard of technical quality, supply security and economically efficient operation. EWE ensured an early expansion of its core competencies in operating complex networks and its wide-ranging know-how of telecontrol and control technology to a future-oriented multi-service offering. Outside of its traditional business operations in Northern Germany, EWE is now also a successful operator in the post-reunification German states as well as in Poland and Turkey. The EWE Group employed around 4,700 staff at the end of 2007 and generated turnover of 4.7 billion euros.

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