October 01, 2019

NetConnect Germany awards contracts for the supply of extraterritorial networks via the Netherlands


Ratingen, 1 October 2019.  NetConnect Germany GmbH & Co. KG (NCG) has awarded the contract for the supply of certain extraterritorial networks. The gas to be delivered under the contract, which had previously been put out to tender, will be supplied by OMV Gas Marketing & Trading GmbH.

Tenders had been invited for the provision of gas quantities via the Netherlands at the cross-border interconnection point Tegelen located on the German-Dutch border, with delivery to be made in the period from November 2019 up to and including March 2020 (with a monthly termination option), as well as at the German-Dutch cross-border interconnection points Dinxperlo and Haanrade, with delivery here to be made in the period from January up to and including December 2020 (with a monthly termination option as well). Interested suppliers had the opportunity to submit indicative bids to NCG from 12 to 26 July 2019.

The aim of the tender exercise was to secure the possibility of supplier switching at end user level whilst continuing to meet market liberalisation requirements. In choosing this approach NCG ensures that the network areas downstream from the cross-border interconnection points Tegelen, Dinxperlo and Haanrade can be integrated into the NCG market area despite their having no physical connection to the German gas network, and thus enables suppliers to supply customers located in these network areas via the NCG market area. Gas deliveries to end users in the relevant network areas were not part of the scope of the tender.