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Gournay-sur-Aronde

Learn more about the Gournay-sur-Aronde (60) site, an aquifer storage site located 15 km north-west of Compiègne.

Gournay's site

Commissioned in 1976, the Gournay-sur-Aronde (60) site is an aquifer storage site, located 15 km north-west of Compiègne, and extends across 28 towns of Oise. With a usable volume representing the annual consumption of the Lille/Roubaix/Tourcoing urban area, it makes a considerable contribution to the secure procurement of natural gas for the Hauts-de-France region. The new administrative building, constructed in 2012, is equipped with solar panels and an earth-air heat exchanger, aiming to reduce energy consumption. The integration of the surface facilities and the wells into the countryside has been carefully studied in order to limit the visual impact.

View of Gournay's site

Gournay-sur-Aronde is the only Storengy site storing L-gas (gas with a low calorific value, distinguished by its higher nitrogen content), from Groningen in the Netherlands. This specific feature gives it a decisive strategic position in the procurement of the Nord network, since this part of the territory is only supplied with L-gas.

Read the site's 2020 CSP report (french)

STORAGE IN AQUIFERS

Vue élargie du site de Gournay