Open Grid Europe GmbH
BCI and a group of long-term investors completed the €3.2 billion acquisition of Open Grid Europe (OGE) in 2012. As the operator of the longest regulated supra-regional natural gas transmission network in Germany, OGE is responsible for about 70 per cent of the country’s total national shipping volume. With assets that include 27 compressor stations and 12,000 kilometers of pipeline, OGE serves 450 national and international customers. OGE transports natural gas from Russia and Northern/Western Europe to customers throughout Europe. It is a core asset and an integral part of the European economy. Maintaining high standards of environmental management, occupational health and safety, and technical safety are key priorities. BCI is OGE’s largest shareholder.