It is a shared responsibility to prevent damage to pipelines and its
surrounding environment. It is often human error that causes damage to
pipelines that may put your safety, your community and the environment
at risk. Whether you represent a construction company, are a private
developer, an architect’s office or an adjacent landowner, please be
aware of pipelines and get permission before you dig!
In order to ensure the safety of our long-range pipelines and its
surrounding environment, NWO will need detailed information about your
project in advance and in writing to grant permission before any
construction or excavation work undertaken within the restricted area of
the pipeline can begin. The documentation provided by you will be
utilised for the survey and checks carried out for any possible
impairment of our pipeline’s serviceability that might result from your
project and results will be advised accordingly.
We provide this service free-of-charge!
You can address your enquiry to us by email, fax, or post. To facilitate swift and reliable processing, the documentation you submit should include:
- A description of the building project, the planned construction period, and where applicable the contracting authority.
- Maps and plans of the location described in the planned building project
- Telephone contact information and your postal address for any questions we may have.
By means of our representation of the exact route of the pipeline we give you an opportunity to orientate yourself and find out in whose area of responsibility your particular building project happens to be.
Please use the following contact information when communicating your enquiry:
As a pipeline operator we recommend you to use the pipeline information services offered by BIL eG.
Wilhelmshaven regional authority
(Lower Saxony not including the Grafschaft-Bentheim district)
Mülheim a. d. Ruhr regional authority
(North Rhine Westphalia including the Grafschaft-Bentheim district)