German steelmaker Salzgitter’s subsidiary Mannesmann Line Pipe has booked an order from the energy network operator EWE NETZ for delivery of around 16,000 tonnes of H2ready pipes for the expansion of the LNG gas infrastructure in north-west Germany. The pipeline is scheduled to be commissioned as early as the end of 2023. All in all, Mannesmann Line Pipe is supplying a total of around 4,100 pipes in the DN 600 size range in lengths of 18 and 12 meters. The pipes are transported by rail from the Hamm plant to Sande and Leer and then further distributed on to the pipe storage yards along the pipeline. This not only serves to ensure logistics, but also saves CO2 during transport at the same time. The planned pipeline is around 70 km long in total. The newly pipeline connects to OGE's WAL connection pipeline running from Wilhelmshaven to Etzel, which is currently under construction, and extends from Sande in the Friesland district via Westerstede to Nüttermoor/Jemgum in the Leer district. Along these routes, the natural gas is transported from the Wilhelmshaven LNG terminal to EWE's Huntorf and Nüttermoor/Jemgum cavern storage facilities, on the one hand, and on to industrial and household customers via the downstream gas networks, on the other. The new pipeline has a capacity of up to six billion cubic meters of natural gas from the LNG landfall. Given sufficient liquefied natural gas is delivered to Wilhelmshaven, this could supply around four million households in the Ems-Weser-Elbe region with LNG.