The gas flow with France is cut off due to the blockage of the Irun compressor station


The gas flow with France is cut off due to the blockage of the Irun compressor station

As of Friday, and until repairs are completed, interconnection capacity through the VIP Pirineos will be 195 gigawatt-hours per day, representing a capacity constraint.

Euskaraz irakurri: Frantziarekin dagoen gas-fluxua jaitsi egin da Irungo konpresio-estazioa erabilgarri ez dagoelako

The Euskadour compressor station, considered the main infrastructure for sending natural gas to France through the Irún (Gipuzkoa) bidirectional interconnection, is not available, reported this Thursday Enagás Technical System Administrator (GTS).

The Euskadour compressor station is one of two existing links to France, along with the one in Larrauin Navarre, which is still operating with absolute normality.

For this reason, Enagás GTS clarifies, the gas supply has been maintained at all times at the programmed demand.

According to the latest operating note from Enagás GTS, from next Friday, and until the repair work is completed, the interconnection capacity via the VIP Pirineos – in both directions – will be 195 gigawatt hours (GWh) per day, which implies a limitation of the nominal capacity.

The situation is due to the fact that on Wednesday, February 8, a fire in the transformers electrical systems supplying the installation’s motor-compressors.

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Source: EITB


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