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WINGAS. More energy – together.
WINGAS is one of the largest suppliers of natural gas in Germany with a market share of around 20 percent. The company is based in Kassel, Germany, and, alongside the German market, is also active in Belgium, Denmark, France, the UK, Austria, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. Its customers include municipal utilities, regional gas suppliers, industrial companies and power plants.
The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PAO Gazprom, the world’s largest producer of natural gas, employs approx. 550 people across Europe. About 400 of them work at the company headquarters in Kassel. In 2015 WINGAS set a new sales record again of 630 billion kilowatt hours, thus increasing sales on the previous year by 27 percent.
Via its subsidiary astora GmbH & Co. KG, WINGAS is one of the largest operators of natural gas storage facilities in Europe. astora operates the largest natural gas storage facility in Western Europe in Rehden, Lower Saxony, with a capacity of 4.4 billion cubic meters, and also holds capacities in the gas storage facility in Haidach, Austria. In addition, in 2013 the Jemgum cavern storage facility on the German-Dutch border was commissioned, and its completion is planned for 2019/2020.