On behalf of Open Grid Europe GmbH (OGE), MAX STREICHER GmbH & Co. KG aA executes two lots of the natural gas loopline between Schwandorf and Finsing (both Germany) in a joint venture (ARGE Bavaria Loop Nord).
Lot 1 extends to a length of 62.6 km from Schwandorf to Forchheim. In addition to the laying of the pipeline, the ARGE Bavaria Loop Nord has also been commissioned with the construction of five new valve stations and the extension of two gas pressure regulating and measuring stations along the route. Lot 2 comprises 77 km and runs from the OGE/bayernets station in Forchheim to the new measuring and regulating station in Finsing, South of the airport in Munich. The construction period for both lots is scheduled from autumn 2016 to the end of 2018.
The new loopline with a diameter of DN 1000 is designed for a pressure of 100 bar. The loopline shall increase the transport capacity of the natural gas pipeline network in North-South-direction and significantly contribute to the security of energy supplies in Bavaria.