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a joint venture
of Wintershall Holding GmbH, Kassel
and PAO GAZPROM, Moscow

wiga

WIGA Transport Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG (WIGA) is a joint venture of Wintershall Holding GmbH, Kassel, and PAO GAZPROM, Moscow. Russia's GAZPROM and BASF subsidiary Wintershall joined forces over 20 years ago to expand the position of the energy source in the European market. The transport of natural gas through pipelines will continue to be of great importance for Europe's supply security in the future. Both partners have contributed in material ways to creating the transport systems needed to achieve that.

WIGA operates as holding company for the joint transport activities and will primarily take on reporting and financing responsibilities for the companies of the WIGA Group. WIGA's subsidiaries – GASCADE Gastransport GmbH, OPAL Gastransport GmbH & Co. KG, and NEL Gastransport GmbH – operate independently under the umbrella of the holding company.

Organigramm

GASCADE operates a Germany-wide long-distance pipeline network of about 2,400 kilometers in length. The company’s activities are centered around providing transparent, customer-friendly access to this transport system. Located at the heart of Europe and connected not only to the major transit lines from Russia and the North Sea but also to the European natural-gas trading points, GASCADE’S infrastructure has become a hub for European gas transport. In 2013, the transported volume of gas was about 41 billion cubic meters.


www.gascade.de

NEL Gastransport GmbH is the network operator of the North European Gas Pipeline (NEL). The company is responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable transport of natural gas from the landing point of the Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline in Lubmin near Greifswald westwards towards Rehden in Lower Saxony, where the gas is stored or fed into the existing gas pipeline network. The NEL has the capacity to transport more than 20 billion cubic meters of gas per year.


www.nel-gastransport.de

As the network operator for the Baltic Sea Pipeline Link (OPAL), OPAL Gastransport GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable transport of natural gas from the landing point of the Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline in Lubmin near Greifswald to the Brandov network coupling point on the German-Czech border. The OPAL is the largest gas pipeline in North Western Europe and has the capacity to transport 36 billion cubic meters of gas per year. This is the equivalent of around a third of all the gas currently used in Germany in a year.


www.opal-gastransport.de

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management

Gennady Ryndin

Gennady Ryndin is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and obtained an MBA through the University of Antwerp Management School’s Executive Program. Before he became Financial Director at WINGAS in 2008, Ryndin held various management positions at the GAZPROM subsidiaries Blue Stream Pipeline Company B.V. and RPFB – Russian Project Finance Bank.

In March 2014, he took on the role of Managing Director of WIGA Transport Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG.

Since February 2017, Gennady Ryndin is the Deputy Director General for Economy and Finance of Gazprom Export.

Anna Eriamkina

In August 2017, Anna Eriamkina took on the role of Managing Director of WIGA Transport Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG.