Hauts de France II Gas Pipeline

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Hauts de France II Gas Pipeline is an operating gas pipeline running from Loon-Plage to Cuvilly in northern France.


The pipeline starts at the Dunkirk LNG Terminal in Loon-Plage on France's north coast and runs south through Pitgam, Nédon, and Corbie to the compressor station at Cuvilly, where it connects with the Arc de Dierrey Gas Pipeline.[1][2][3]

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Project Details

  • Owner: GRTgaz[4]
  • Parent company: Engie SA
  • Capacity: 13 billion cubic meters per year[5]
  • Length: 191 km / 119 miles[4][1]
  • Diameter: 36 inches (Loon-Plage to Pitgam), 48 inches (Pitgam to Cuvilly)[1][3]
  • Status: Operating[6]
  • Start Year: 2014[6]
  • Financing:


GRTgaz developed the Hauts de France II pipeline project as a means to transport natural gas from its newly launched Dunkirk LNG Terminal and enhance its existing natural gas network in northern France. Construction of the pipeline began in March 2012[7] and was completed in November 2014.[6]

The pipeline consists of four sections:

  • a 17 km, 36-inch section from the Dunkirk LNG Terminal to the Pitgam compressor station
  • a 51 km, 48-inch section from Pitgam to Nédon
  • a 71 km, 48-inch section from Nédon to Corbie
  • a 52 km, 48-inch section from Nédon to the Cuvilly compressor station[1]

The southernmost three sections, between Pitgam and Cuvilly, run parallel to the original Hauts de France pipeline, which was commissioned in 1996.[3]

At Cuvilly, the Hauts de France Pipeline links up with the Arc de Dierrey Gas Pipeline. Both pipelines, together with the Dunkirk LNG Terminal, are key elements of GRTgaz's long-term strategy to increase natural gas supply to France's North Zone while developing transmission interconnections with Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.[2][8]


The SciGrid combined IGG gas transmission network data set refers to the pipeline as INET_PL_244 and INET_PL_246.[9]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Artère des Hauts de France II" (PDF). GRTgaz. May 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ten-Year Development Plan for the GRTgaz Network - 2013-2022 Period (p. 41)" (PDF). GRTgaz. 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Referenzprojekte: Hauts de France". EUROPIPE. Retrieved 2020-10-09.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Hauts de France II pipeline project". GRTgaz. September 13, 2013.
  5. "Picardie: le gazoduc Hauts de France II vu d'en haut". France 3 Hauts-de-France. June 6, 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Gaz : GRTgaz développe le réseau dans le Nord". Construction Cayola. November 10, 2015.
  7. "Artère des Hauts de France II: Une nouvelle canalisation de transport de gaz de Loon-Plage (Nord) à Cuvilly (Oise)" (PDF). GRTgaz. March 6, 2012.
  8. "Plan décennal de développement du réseau de transport de GRTgaz" (PDF). GRTgaz. 2018.
  9. Diettrich, Pluta, Medrjoubi (July 23, 2020). "The combined IGG gas transmission network data set". DLR Institute for Networked Energy Systems. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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