innogy & GF Piping Systems: 1 million times well connected

27-Feb-2018 15:00

Those who build the most efficient distribution network in Germany need reliable partners. Westnetz, a subsidiary of innogy, supplies cities and communities in the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Lower Saxony with electricity, gas, water and district heating every day via a network of more than 200,000 kilometers.


We at GF Piping Systems have been a Westnetz partner for five decades. More than one million parts of our production are installed at Westnetz and have been connected by modern electric welding. Through them flows safely and reliably water and natural gas.

From a modest first project, a jointly realized gas pipeline in the small town Oelde in the Münsterland, a long-term trusting partnership became. Innogy has grown to become a leading European energy company with sales of around 44 billion euros (2016) and more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries.

Gero Meinecke, Global Market Segment Manager for Energy at GF Piping Systems: "We have long been a preferred partner to power generation companies and network operators worldwide. In the power plants themselves, and there in the field of conventional and renewable energy generation as well as innovative generation solutions, but also in the transport and distribution systems to the buildings to the end user. "

GF Piping Systems is the worldwide specialist for pipe systems made of plastic, which - depending on the material - can be used in the temperature range up to 140 degrees. This allows them to replace many previous metal solutions directly in the power plant. Plastic pipe systems are corrosion-free and maintenance-free and have a service life as long as the systems themselves. Find out more about our solutions for the energy sector here.