BBL Company starts Open Season

Press release

BBL Company V.O.F. is currently constructing a gas transmission pipeline (BBL) between the UK and the Netherlands which will connect Balgzand and Bacton. The gas will be flowing from the Netherlands to the UK. In December 2006, BBL Company will start its commercial operation. From 1st March 2007 until 1st December 2007, BBL Company will have capacity available in the BBL.

In an open season, BBL Company will offer this capacity to the market.

If you are interested in contracting transportation capacity in the BBL, if you want any additional information or if you have questions in relation to this open season, please contact:

Hans Boersma or Marcel Tijhuis
P.O. Box 225
9700 AE Groningen
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 50 521 35 41
Fax: +31 50 521 35 45

Open Season Procedure

  • December 23rd 2005: Press release.
  • December 23rd 2005 - March 1st 2006: Open season information period. Based on a Confidentiality Agreement, shippers can express their interest and send a non binding capacity nomination to BBL Company. BBL Company will provide information about tariffs and the General Terms and Conditions from 1st February 2006.
  • March 1st 2006 – March 15th 2006: Shippers can send binding capacity nominations to BBL Company.
  • March 15th 2006 – April 1st 2006: Allocation of requested capacity to potential shippers and signing of transportation contracts.

Further information
Any relevant information will be made available on our website in due time.