The Swiss Federal Pipelines Act and its associated regulations stipulate that third-party building projects which may endanger a pipeline require authorisation from the relevant supervisory authority (Swiss Federal Pipelines Inspectorate). This applies to all construction projects which are at a distance of less than 10 m to the right or left of high-pressure pipelines. Providers or pipeline operators must submit permit applications for building projects which may endanger a pipeline to the Swiss Federal Pipelines Inspectorate for approval.
If you have any questions on the precautionary measures which need to be met when working on gas-conducting pipelines and installations please contact us.
Key information in brief
- Construction work near to pipeline installations require authorisation by the Swiss Federal Pipelines Inspectorate.
- Planning permission from canton or municipal authorities is not sufficient.
- Erdgas Ostschweiz AG asks the canton or municipality to provide applicants with relevant information.
- Precise adherence to this procedure ensures that risk of accidents is reduced.
Remark for inquiries regarding your construction project
You can obtain information on our plant pipelines at: https://werkleitungsanfragen.ego-ag.ch/