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The Baltic Pipe Project is being developed by both GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and Energinet.dk as co-investors. The 36” Baltic Pipe offshore pipeline will be installed between the east coast of Denmark and the northern coast of Poland with first gas scheduled to flow from Denmark to Poland in October 2022.
Baltic Pipe is recognised as an EU PCI project, with the purpose of the project being to further strengthen the European internal energy market by reaching the EU’s energy policy objectives of affordable, secure and sustainable energy.
The Baltic Pipe Project involves the construction of a new bi-directional gas pipeline system that will connect the existing gas transmission systems of Denmark and Poland and for the first time enable shippers to flow gas directly from Norway to the markets in Denmark, Poland and their neighbouring markets. Baltic Pipe will also allow shippers to flow gas from Poland to the Danish and Swedish markets.
Steffel KKS GmbH is proud to be involved with our clients in this important European project.
Steffel sends help to Ukraine
Steffel is contributing humanitarian aid to Ukraine’s civilian population. We’re helping those affected with donations of medical supplies and childcare items for the children. The first delivery has already arrived in Lviv.
New GW11 specialist personnel at Steffel!
The GW11 guideline issued by the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW) specifies the qualification requirements for companies specializing in cathodic protection. A company can have itself certified in accordance with this regulatory document and in order to be successfully certified it must have qualified management and supervisory staff in addition to its references and technical equipment.
Steffel has successfully passed the test again this year and is also pleased to have 3 new GW11 personnel, making a total of 6 GW11 personnel ready to meet the exacting requirements of Steffel’s customers.
Start of working life: Steffel welcomes three new trainees.
(f.l.t.r. Maximiliam Kranz, Lilly Bunk, Tim Heinrich)
Lilly Bunk began her apprenticeship as an office management assistant on August 1st, 2020. Maximiliam Kranz and Tim Heinrich started their apprenticeship as industrial electricians specializing in industrial engineering at Steffel KKS GmbH on September 1st, 2020. We look forward to an instructive and exciting time with the new trainees.
Steffel receives another award for excellence in R & D.
High levels of research expertise and innovative ability ensure that a company experiences success, and from the very beginning Steffel has taken opportunities as a mid-sized company to explore new territory through its ground-breaking research in the field of cathodic protection. Steffel is now recognized as a forerunner in this area of expertise, a fact that has been reconfirmed with Steffel being awarded the important “Innovativ durch Forschung” (Innovative Through Research) seal of approval. The German Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities is the biggest promoter of scientific achievement in Germany, and it awards this seal to companies that have made exceptional achievements in the field of research and development.
JobRad – Steffel now offering opportunities to be active
The staff at Steffel now have the opportunity to get even fitter because they’ll soon be able to take advantage of another very attractive offering designed to improve physical fitness. Steffel has signed an agreement with the leasing firm, FitRad. Under the terms of the contract, everybody working at Steffel has the opportunity to select and lease a bicycle of their choice (www.jobrad.org) for their own personal use, all of which will of course be subsidized by Steffel. Companies such as L’Oreal, Rewe and the Deutsche Bahn are already taking advantage of the JobRad offering. Ultimately, cycling is good for your health – and good for the environment as well.
Company pensions effective immediately and obligation-free!
Steffel has made company pensions even more flexible, and its employees can now choose the company they would like to go through for their pension plans. Steffel employees have always been able to choose what kind of pension plan they want, e.g. direct insurance or a pension fund, and from now everyone working at Steffel will also be able to choose which company they’d like to administer their pension plan.
EUGAL: A secure energy supply for Europe
– and we’re involved.
The demand for natural gas in Europe is rising. The new EUGAL pipeline will significantly consolidate the security of the natural gas supply to Germany and Europe, and a big milestone has now been reached. Under construction for almost one and half years, the first string of the EUGAL European Gas Pipeline Link is now complete. From 2020 onwards, EUGAL will provide the transport capacity for another 30.9 billion cubic meters of gas per year. And we’re proud of ourselves: Steffel has been closely involved in the pipeline’s construction over virtually its entire length.
Only a pipeline that is working safely and reliably can be operated efficiently – that’s the reason one of Steffel’s priorities was to ensure the pipeline was laid flawlessly. Steffel’s personnel are now applying their commitment and expertise to completing the pipeline’s second string.
Further details on the EUGAL pipeline are available here.
3. Project meeting for the CP Foundation
Structure research project
The project partners attended the 3rd project meeting for the “Corrosion Monitoring and Active Corrosion Protection of Offshore Foundation Structures” research project, which took place at Steffel’s premises in Lachendorf on 21.01.2020. Together, the attendees inspected the model monopile with its pre-installed measuring equipment. The next step is to introduce the monopile model into a real marine environment.
Steffel involved in the ZEELINK project
ZEELINK is the largest single project in the National Development Plan Gas 2015 (NEP) of the Federal Network Agency. The gas pipeline connects to the LNG terminal in Zeebrugge and thus contributes to route and source diversification to supply Germany with natural gas. Steffel KKS GmbH, in cooperation with KORUPP GmbH, provides for the extensive project the necessary capacity. In addition to the supply of protective current devices for CP, the assessment of coating quality and measurements during construction, measures to reduce the interference of high voltage from nearby OHL are an essential part of the scope of works.
You can also find out more about Zeelink here.