At the beginning of 2020, construction started on the upgrade of the WINGAS fibre optic network along the MIDAL natural gas pipeline route.
Over a length of 120 km, in addition to the existing one, an optical fibre cable with 144 fibres will be laid between the Eiterfeld (Reckrod) natural gas station and Hanau-Wolfgang, and a cable with 288 fibres will be laid between Hanau-Wolfgang and the end point (telecommunications container, TKC) of WINGAS in Kleinauheim.
The construction of a new TKC and the re-laying of an optical fibre cable with 288 fibres on the route between Hanau and the Interxion data centre on Hanauer Landstraße in Frankfurt am Main are also planned.
The total investment volume amounts to approximately € 4 million.
The completion of the network upgrade and expansion is planned for October 2021.
With this commitment, WINGAS is also consistently implementing its new growth strategy in the fibre-optic business and is thus making an active contribution to the expansion of the nationwide fibre-optic infrastructure and optimised digitalisation in Germany.