Europipe I

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Europipe I gas pipeline
Country Norway, Germany
General direction north–south
From Draupner E riser platform, North Sea
Passes through North Sea
To Emden, Germany
General information
Type natural gas
Owner Gassled
Operator Gassco
Technical service provider Statoil
Commissioned 1995
Technical information
Length 660 km (410 mi)
Maximum discharge 18 billion cubic meters per year
Diameter 40 in (1,016 mm)

Europipe I is a 670-kilometre (420 mi) long natural gas pipeline from the North Sea to Continental Europe.


The feasibility study of the pipeline's project was conducted in 1990.[1] On 20 April 1993, an agreement between Norway and Germany was concluded on the construction of Europipe.[2] The pipeline was commissioned on 1 October 1995 and it cost 21.3 billion NOK.


The pipeline runs from the Draupner E riser platform in the North Sea to a receiving terminal at Dornum in Germany. At Draupner E, it is connected with Zeepipe and Statpipe/Norpipe system. From Dornum a 48-kilometre (30 mi) long land line runs to the metering station in Emden.

Technical description[edit]

The diameter of pipeline is 40 inches (1,000 mm) and the capacity is 18 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.[3]

The pipeline is owned by Gassled partners and operated by Gassco. The technical service provider is Statoil.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Grann, Henning (1997). "Europipe Development Project: Managing a Pipeline Project in a Complex and Sensitive Environment". In Richards, Deanna J. The Industrial green game: implications for environmental design and management. National Academies Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-309-05294-8. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  2. ^ Treaty Series. 2048. United Nations Publications. 1998. p. 287. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  3. ^ Gilardoni, Andrea; Antonioli,, Barbara; Carta, Marco (2008). The World Market for Natural Gas: Implications for Europe. Springer. p. 64. ISBN 978-3-540-68200-4. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 

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