Company History

Until the fall of the "Iron Curtain" the former Czechoslovakia received all of its crude oil deliveries from the Soviet Union. For an independant crude oil supply and the rapprochement to Western Europe the Czech economy needed a new connection to the West European pipeline systems.

Among several alternatives the connection to the Deutsche Transalpine Oelleitung (TAL) turned out to be favourable. In 1992 ILF Beratende Ingenieure, Munich was contracted to design the complete pipeline system of the Mid-European Crude Oil Pipeline (Mitteleuropäischen Rohölleitung - MERO).

April 1991

Founding of the Chemopetrol Pipeline GmbH in Munich

1993

Application of approval for erection and operation of the MERO pipeline and tank farm in Vohburg a.d. Donau

End of 1994

Granting of approval according to water balance laws (WHG) and trade laws (VbF) for erection and operation of the MERO pipeline, start of construction

1994 to 1995

Granting of approvals according to air pollution control laws (BImSchG) for erection and operation of the MERO tank farm Vohburg, start of construction mid of 1994

March 1996

Ceremonial commissioning after three months of test operation

Dec. 1996

Moving of headquarters to Vohburg a.d. Donau, change of name to MERO Pipeline GmbH

Dec. 2006

25,5 Mio. m3 of crude oil delivered without accident or hazard

2009

Change of name to MERO Germany AG