North Sea Interconnector Gas Pipeline
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North Sea Interconnector Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline running across the North Sea from the United Kingdom to Beligium.
The pipeline runs from Bacton Gas Terminal in Bacton, England to Port of Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium.
- Operator: Interconnector (UK) Limited
- Parent Company: Gasbridge 1 24%; Gasbridge 2 24%; Fluxys Interconnector Limited 15%; Fluxys UK Ltd 37%
- Current capacity: 25.5 billion cubic meters per year
- Length: 146 miles / 235 kilometers
- Diameter: 40 inches
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 1998
The Interconnector is a natural gas pipeline between the United Kingdom and continental Europe. It crosses the North Sea between Bacton Gas Terminal in England and Zeebrugge in Belgium. Construction of the pipeline was completed in 1998. It provides bi-directional transport capability to facilitate energy trading in both the UK and continental European gas markets.
The pipeline is owned by Gasbridge 1 24%; Gasbridge 2 24%; Fluxys Interconnector Limited 15%; Fluxys UK Ltd 37%. Gasbridge 1 and Gasbridge 2 are jointly owned subsidiaries of Fluxys Europe B.V. (50%) and Snam S.p.a. (50%).
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