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Zuidwending natural gas buffer is officially opened

27 Jan 2011

Gas infrastructure company Gasunie officially opened its underground gas storage facility at Zuidwending near Veendam on 27 January 2011. Witnessed by roughly 300 local residents, business relations and contractors, it was Mayor Ab Meijerman from the Veendam municipality and Gasunie CEO Paul van Gelder who presided over the official opening...

Gasunie brings natural gas buffer into operation

14 Jan 2011

Gas infrastructure company Gasunie has brought its underground gas storage facility at Zuidwending near Veendam into operation. This natural gas buffer holds flexible gas stocks in salt caverns deep underground, catering for short-term differences between supply and demand. Gasunie Zuidwending has had a good start, as market parties started to...

First four Gasunie caverns are ready for use

24 Nov 2010

In August we wrote that the snubbing operation for the first cavern had been completed successfully. We can now announce that since then the second, third and fourth caverns have had their brine removal pipes removed. After leaching, the cavern is then filled with brine instead of gas. By inserting a pipe into the cavern, almost to the bottom,...

New website online!

02 Nov 2010

Welcome at our website! As from today our Gasunie Zuidwending B.V. website is online. This website is primarily intended for customers and other third parties interested in our storage services provided at the gas storage facility in Zuidwending in the north of the Netherlands. It provides substantive information about these services. Data about...

New managing director: Willem Faber

01 Aug 2010

Gasunie Zuidwending is pleased to inform that as from the 1st of august 2010 Mr. Willem Faber is the new managing director of Gasunie Zuidwending. Mr. Faber will replace Mr. Pieter Trienekens. Mr. Faber commenced employement with Gasunie in 1983. Since then he held several positions in the areas of gas export and purchase, techical and...

Construction almost complete

01 Aug 2010

The construction of the Zuidwending storage facility runs on schedule. The gas installation is technically complete and is currently in the phase of testing and commissioning. The four caverns are near completion as well. The first two caverns are filled with gas and are made ready for operation. The so called "snubbing" operation for these two...

Two cavernes filled with gas

21 Jul 2010

The first two caverns of storage facility Zuidwending have now been filled with gas, a process which started about 100 days ago. Filling the third cavern got off to a smooth start on Wednesday 21 July, fully according to plan. The fourth cavern will be filled with gas from 29 July onwards. All the caverns should be filled at the end of the year,...