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Equinor, a broad based energy company

We established a presence in Germany in 1984 with the aim of providing reliable and stable supplies of natural gas from Norway. Now, we are the second largest supplier of gas to Europe, and in the years to come, our goal is to pave the way to Germany's energy revolution with natural gas from Norway.

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Equinor supplies around one quarter of Germany’s gas

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Using natural gas instead of coal can save 50% of CO2 emissions—immediately

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The wind farm Arkona supplies 400,000 households with green electricity.

How to find us in Germany

How does Germany secure its energy future?

You just have to choose the right energy sources.

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Photo of the Johan Sverdrup field centre

Natural gas in the heating market

How does Germany heat?
Gas and oil heaters are the most common.

Natural gas in the electricity market

Germany relies on various energy sources for the power supply.

Natural gas in the transport sector

Around 20 % of German?greenhouse gas emissions come from the transport?sector.

Smart energy solutions

Equinor is pursuing innovative and ambitious solutions to meet this challenge.

What connects Germany and Norway?

Winter sports, love of nature and three natural gas pipelines.

Equinor opened its first German office in Düsseldorf in 1984. Then, as now, the focus was on reliable gas deliveries. Equinor Deutschland GmbH later moved to East Frisia - first to Emden and then to Etzel, where Equinor operates a natural gas storage facility through its subsidiary Equinor Deutschland Storage GmbH. In addition to the gas business, Equinor is also present in the offshore wind sector in Germany. Together with the operator E.ON, the company invested in the ?Arkona“ offshore wind farm, which is 35 kilometers off Rügen in the Baltic Sea. The 385 MW big park was opened in 2019. Equinor has had an office in Berlin since 2014 that is responsible for government and parliamentary contacts. The Berlin office is managed by Bjarne Lauritz Bull-Berg, who is also Equinor′s Country Manager in Germany. The managing director of Equinor Deutschland GmbH is Olaf Rosemann.

Arkona Offshore wind farm

Photo of the Arkona offshore wind farm
Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea in Mukran on the German island of Rügen. (Photo: Eskil Eriksen / Equinor ASA)

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Kjell-B?rge Freiberg, officially opened the Arkona offshore wind farm in spring 2019 with a ceremony in the port of Mukran. Arkona is the largest wind farm in the Baltic Sea and is located 35 kilometers northeast of the island of Rügen.

The wind farm is operated by the energy company E.ON and was built in cooperation with Equinor. Arkona already started feeding electricity into the German grid in September 2018. The total of 60 turbines in the six-megawatt class achieved their peak performance at the beginning of 2019. The wind farm has a total capacity of 385 megawatts. Arkona can save up to 1.2 million tons of CO? annually compared to conventionally generated electricity. The park is also a symbol of the close energy partnership between Norway and Germany.

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