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  • TAQA completes Europe’s largest third-party access gas storage facility
    édité le 01/04/2015 - Plus de news de "TAQA" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "TAQA"

TAQA completes Europe’s largest third-party access gas storage facility
TAQA, the international energy company from Abu Dhabi, has completed its Gas Storage Bergermeer facility in the Netherlands, now the largest third-party access gas storage in Europe. TAQA will start injecting customers’ gas into the reservoir tomorrow at full capacity in preparation for the winter heating season.

"The successful launch of Bergermeer is a demonstration of our renewed and strengthened focus on efficiency and operational excellence,” said His Excellency Saeed Al-Hajeri, Chairman of TAQA. “This state-of-the-art facility is the outcome of the strong and long-lasting partnership between the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and some of the world’s leading gas companies. Our combined efforts will improve the security of energy supplies for the European people for decades to come."

Operated by TAQA, the underground storage facility provides gas suppliers with the flexibility required to match fluctuations in demand and help improve security of gas supply throughout Europe. With a capacity of 46 terawatt hours (4.1 billion cubic metres), enough to supply 2.5 million Dutch households for a year, Gas Storage Bergermeer doubles the Netherlands' seasonal gas storage capacity.

“Gas Storage Bergermeer represents excellence in the development of large energy infrastructure projects and we are proud we delivered our commitment to complete this project safely, on schedule and within budget,” said Edward LaFehr, Chief Operating Officer of TAQA. “As an active member of the local community we look forward to operating our new, world class gas storage facility safely and reliably for the long term.”

A majority of Bergermeer’s capacity is available according to the EU’s third-party access rules set out in its gas directive. The rules help ensure all market participants access ‎to the storage which helps to increase competition and create a more effective integrated European gas market.

The International Energy Agency, the intergovernmental organisation that coordinates national energy security policies, has commended TAQA for the launch, calling it an important milestone for the creation of the integrated European Energy Union. “The EU is the largest energy importer in the world and the growing dependence on a limited number of gas supply sources is leaving the region vulnerable to supply disruptions,” said Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency who will inaugurate the facility in Alkmaar tomorrow. “The investment in Gas Storage Bergermeer has helped improve resilience and is an important milestone for the creation of the integrated European Energy Union.”

Located near the city of Alkmaar, Gas Storage Bergermeer consists of the depleted Bergermeer gas reservoir, a gas treatment facility and connecting pipeline network. Construction started in 2012 and took more than 3,000,000 work hours to complete. More than 8,300 people worked on the project which started limited commercial operations in April 2014. TAQA has developed the project together with the Netherlands state-owned oil and gas company EBN.

Gas Storage Bergermeer is fully contracted for the 2015/2016 storage season running from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. TAQA will auction capacity for the 2016 storage season in September 2015. The facility’s launching customers include EDF, Gazprom, Statoil and Vattenfall.

About TAQA

TAQA, meaning energy in Arabic, is the brand name of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC. We are an international energy and water company listed in Abu Dhabi operating in 11 countries across four continents.
We strive to be safe and sustainable, and embrace the challenge of delivering affordable and reliable energy and water. We are proud to align our strategy with Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, a roadmap for a sustainable economy with a focus on knowledge-based industry.
Our interests lie in conventional and alternative power generation, water desalination, oil and gas exploration and production, pipelines and gas storage. We operate in Canada, Ghana, India, Iraq, Morocco, the Netherlands, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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