On 9th August 2018, HanseGas officially put into operation a new biogas feed-in facility in Dümmer district of Parum following about one year of construction.
HanseGas, a gas network operator in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and parts of Brandenburg, invested around €3.8 million in the connection to the plant, which refines the biogas and can feed up to 5.5 million Nm3 of biogas into the grid per year. Before that, however, the biogas produced in the neighbouring biogas plant must be cleaned and dried. This is done by a biogas upgrading plant, which has been built directly next to the feed-in plant.
HanseGas began planning the plant in spring 2017. In addition to the construction of the feed-in system, the main aspects of the project included the construction of the gas pipeline, which connects the biogas plant with the gas network. About 9.5 km of new high-pressure line were laid. The processed biogas is fed into the high-pressure network via a compressor.
Other partners involved in setting up the facility included: DAU Rohrleitungsbau (Lübz) for the pipeline construction; Seemann Tiefbau (Schwerin) for the civil engineering and paving work; and Olaf Sitte - Tief-, Straßen- und Energieanlagenbau (Wittenburg) laid the power connection for the plant.
The Dümmer plant is the fourth facility in the area Ludwigslust/Parchim and Nordwestmecklenburg, which feeds biogas into the HanseGas network. Already, the cities of Wittenburg and Lenzen can be supplied with 100% synthetic natural gas. The new plant can supply up to 4,000 households with additional biogas, further reducing CO2 emissions.