As a major player in natural gas transmission in Europe, GRTgaz offers value-added services to transmission infrastructure operators, investors and manufacturers throughout France and the world.
Expertise et prestations de RICE dans l’analyse du biométhane injecté - photo : AZMOUN HAMID

GRTgaz brings you its expertise via a range of different services. A complete catalogue of services is available for the execution, implementation and performance of your projects.

Assistance to the project owner/manager

  1. GRT operates as a project manager for gas infrastructure building projects. This takes place at 3 key moments in your biogas project:

  2. During the upstream phase, supporting you from the tender process GRTgaz provides its services in project engineering or advises on the choice of project location (pipeline route, industrial site location, rights of way, administrative procedures, hazard studies).
  3. During the construction phase, to ensure the success of your projects GRTgaz assists with project management or takes the role of Engineering project manager for pipelines, compressor stations, and all related equipment. The company also gives advice 
    on the long-lead items procurement, and on the management of rights of way and permitting procedures.
  4. During the operating and maintenance phase to ensure long-term operability   
    GRTgaz provides support for the operational management and maintenance of your infrastructures.

Acquisition of gas transmission assets

If you are an investor, GRTgaz offers its expertise in the following areas:

  • performing due diligence in multiple fields (regulation, sales and marketing, technical aspects, operation and maintenance, network management, etc.),
  • support with the acquisition phase, 
  • support with operation and maintenance.

Consulting and audits

GRTgaz provides consulting and audit services in 7 areas linked to gas transmission:

  1. Regulation (market opening, separation of transport operations, etc.)
  2. Development, design and implementation of gas markets
  3. Information systems: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems,
  4. Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMSS), etc.
  5. Operational performance
  6. Network operations (technical direction and commercial management)
  7. Infrastructure development strategy (development plan, etc.)
  8. Purchasing audit (pipelines, compressors, etc.)

Technical expertise

GRTgaz provides a wide range of technical and engineering expertise in the following areas: 

  • Advice, expertise and assistance relating to the protection against corrosion of a metal network transporting gaseous fluids and in particular:
    • Information on corrosion protection (Cathodic Protection and coatings)
    • Services relating to interior and exterior cladding
    • Improved control of corrosion protection
    • Assistance in the design, construction and commissioning of cathodic protection equipment
    • Control of equipment and effectiveness of the cathodic protection system
    • Technical audit of cathodic protection installation
    • Expertise on controlling electrical influences on metal structures (stray or alternating currents)
    • Service relating to the regulatory inspection of gas distribution networks by the gas quality cathodic protection (PC) organization accredited by COFRAC
    • Services relating to the establishment and control of cathodic protection of gas distribution networks
  • Advice, expertise and assistance in the field of metallurgy for metal networks transporting gaseous fluids and in particular:
    • Service relating to information, advice and expertise in metallurgy
    • Information, supervision and advice in the field of defect characterization and analysis
    • Advice and assistance in welding and non-destructive testing
    • Inspection of metal parts in factory
    • Metallurgical expertise on the structures
  • Advice, expertise and assistance relating to the operation and maintenance of gas infrastructure (network, pipelines, compression structures, gas measuring equipment, internal networks of gas producing or consuming sites) and in particular:
    • Diagnosis and reliability of works
    • Organization of operation, recurring maintenance or specific maintenance operations
    • Limitation of gas emissions into the atmosphere
    • Connection and lockout engineering
    • Studies and professional technical expertise in the fields of compression, metering, gas characteristics, metrology and odorization

Logistics services

GRTgaz offers logistics services to optimize your management of equipment intended for gas infrastructures (natural gas, hydrogen, biomethane, carbon dioxide or other gas, and in particular renewable gases):

  1. secure indoor and outdoor storage for your equipment, relying in particular on our Logistics Platform,
  2. flow monitoring including stock levels, receipts and shipments,
  3. appropriate unpackaging and packaging of your equipment for optimal shipping,
  4. expertise and support to guarantee smooth and efficient logistics management.

Research and Development, Testing, and Specialist Software

GRTgaz’s Research & Innovation Center for Energy (RICE) performs multiple services for other industrials partners both in France and worldwide:

  • Drafting R&D roadmaps
  • Steering multi-partner research projects
  • Carrying out scientific studies
  • Auditing equipment, facilities and methods
  • Carrying out full performance and qualification tests for materials and systems
  • Incident analysis and feedback
  • Providing modelling or simulation tools. This software can be tailored to users’ specific needs, with RICE’s experts providing the necessary training

>> To find out more and request RICE’s expertise: see the dedicated website

Occupational health services

GRTgaz is using its HR expertise to help its customers. Its Occupational Health Service offers support with organisation, cooperation and allocated resource pooling to assist your own Occupational Health Service and your employees.