Network Development Plan (NOP 2015)

We have finalised this first Network Development Plan (in Dutch: Netwerk Ontwikkelingsplan, NOP 2015) to propose investment measures that will ensure availability of required capacity for the gas transport system in the Netherlands. The NOP 2015 has a horizon of twenty years: it puts forward measures that are needed within the next ten years, while taking account of the period of time during which those measures will receive an economic return.

A well-functioning gas transport system in the Netherlands plays a vital role in the north-west European gas market. In turn, taking account of developments in north-west Europe is essential for good planning and efficient use of our network.

In investing in our network, we aim to provide economic opportunities for our customers, to assure security of transport services, to support the internal European gas market, and to promote the further development of liquid trading markets, notably the market at the Dutch Title Transfer Facility (TTF).

On July 16th 2015 we have published the final version of NOP 2015,  see below.

In this final version we have used the responses on the draft version submitted by our stakeholders.

The draft version of the NOP 2015 was published on May 13th 2015 opening a month-long consultation period, which closed on June 10th 2015. During this period a consultation meeting, open to all interested parties, was held in Amsterdam on May 28th 2015.

In the consultation period we received twelve responses to the draft version. Shippers, representative organizations, storage operators and neighboring network operators from The Netherlands, France, Germany and The United Kingdom all offered their views.
All non-confidential responses are available on this site.

In case you want to receive a hard copy of the NOP 2015, please send a request to nop@gastransport.nl (please include your postal address). 

Final version NOP 2015

NOP 2015 Final version 5 MB 15 Nov 2016
NOP 2015 Final version database 3 MB 15 Nov 2016
NOP 2015 - DNV GL Study Transportalternative 1 MB 15 Nov 2016

Responses on the consultation version NOP 2015

Response Astora 515 kB 15 Nov 2016
Response Engie 188 kB 15 Nov 2016
Response FNB 348 kB 15 Nov 2016
Response GasTerra 88 kB 15 Nov 2016
Response National Grid 86 kB 15 Nov 2016
Response OGE 3 MB 15 Nov 2016
Response RWE Gasspeicher 100 kB 15 Nov 2016
Response Thyssengas 462 kB 15 Nov 2016
Response VEMW 86 kB 15 Nov 2016
Response VGN 104 kB 15 Nov 2016
Response WINGAS 1 MB 15 Nov 2016

Consultation version NOP 2015

NOP 2015 Consultation version 12 MB 15 Nov 2016
NOP 2015 Consultation version database 3 MB 15 Nov 2016
NOP 2015 - DNV GL Study Transportalternative 1 MB 15 Nov 2016
Slides NOP Consultation Meeting 28 May 2015 4 MB 15 Nov 2016