Nord–West Anbindungsleitung Gas Pipeline (NOWAL)

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Nord–West Anbindungsleitung Gas Pipeline (NOWAL) is a gas pipeline in Germany.[1]


The pipeline runs between the German towns of Rehden in Lower Saxony and Drohne in North Rhine-Westphalia.[2] It connects with the NEL Gas Pipeline, the Rehden-Hamburg Gas Pipeline, and the MIDAL Gas Pipeline at Rehden; and with the Wardenburg-Werne Gas Pipeline at Drohne.

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Pipeline Details

  • Owner: GASCADE Gastransport GmbH
  • Parent: Wintershall Dea AG, Gazprom[3]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 26 km / 16 miles
  • Diameter: 1000mm
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2017[4]


NOWAL is listed as on the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) Ten Year Network Development Plan as TRA-F-291. The 2020 iteration of that report lists the commissioning year as 2020.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. ENTSOG TYNDP 2020 - Annex A - Projects Tables, ENTSOG, accessed January 2020.
  2. Construction of NOWAL pipeline (DN 1000), Vorwerk, accessed Jan. 16, 2020.
  3. "Transport". Wintershall Dea AG. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  4. The NOWAL, GASCADE, accessed January 2020.
  5. Ziegenhagen, Linus (2020-09-15). "Analysis of Promoters' ­Submissions — ENTSOG TYNDP 2020" (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2020-12-01. {{cite web}}: soft hyphen character in |title= at position 24 (help)

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