Main interface at the Baltic Sea.

The Greifswald/Lubmin site is an important hub in the German natural gas network. The major gas pipelines EUGAL (European Gas Link), NEL (North European Gas Link), and OPAL (Baltic Sea Pipeline Link) are interconnected and distribute the gas from the Baltic Sea (Nord Stream) and from the west further in the German network. 

The infrastructure includes measuring facilities that can check gas quantity, gas composition as well as gas quality. The facilities, which are a joint project of several German regulated network operators, can transport gas in all directions and thus – depending on demand – distribute it flexibly in the market. GASCADE assumes responsibility as technical operator. 

The station consists of two plant sections: A "180 bar" and a "105 bar" plant section. The "180 bar" section is equipped with filters, pre-heaters and control valves. To prevent gas hydrates or ice from forming, the gas undergoes additional pre-heating after cleaning and before being fed into the downstream pipelines.

Mainly measuring and control systems have been set up in the "105 bar" section – separate measuring sections each use ultrasonic meters and density measurement to determine the current gas throughput for NEL and OPAL before the gas leaves the station via the transportation pipeline.