Billion-euro investments in the expansion of the natural gas infrastructure / Minister Backhaus launches construction of the transfer station in Lubmin
The foundation stone has been laid for one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe - the construction of the OPAL, the 470-km-long natural gas pipeline in East Germany.
Together with the Minister for Agriculture, the Environment and Consumer Protection of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Dr. Till Backhaus, and State Secretary Jochen Homann from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, WINGAS Chairman Dr. Gerhard König and Hans-Peter Floren from E.ON Ruhrgas launched the construction work for the OPAL natural gas transfer station in Lubmin on the Baltic Sea coast on Thursday (18 February).
"The Baltic Sea pipeline provides direct access to the world's largest natural gas reserves, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will profit from this too," Minister Dr. Till Backhaus said, welcoming the companies' investments.
"We hope to gain two things from the pipeline projects: that jobs will be created from the pipeline construction, and that Lubmin will become a more important center of industry," Backhaus