Until the fall of the "Iron Curtain" the former Czechoslovakia received its entire crude oil deliveries from the Soviet Union via the Družba pipeline. For an independant crude oil supply and the rapprochement with Western Europe, the Czech economy needed a new connection to the Western 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 Central European Crude Oil Pipeline (Mitteleuropäischen Rohölleitung - MERO).
|Foundation of the company as Chemopetrol Pipeline GmbH in Munich|
|Application for approval for construction and operation of the MERO pipeline and tank farm in Vohburg a.d. Donau|
End of 1994
|Granting of the permit according to Water Resources Act (WHG) and Commercial Code (VbF) for construction and operation of the MERO pipeline, beginning of construction|
1994 to 1995
|Granting of permits according to Immission Control Act (BImSchG) for construction and operation of the MERO tank farm Vohburg, start of construction in mid-1994|
|Ceremonial commissioning after three months of trial operation|
|Relocation of headquarters to Vohburg a.d. Donau, change of name to MERO Pipeline GmbH|
|10 Mio. m3 of crude oil delivered without accident or hazard|
|25,5 Mio. m3 of crude oil delivered without accident or hazard|
|Change of name to MERO Germany AG|
|Change of name to MERO Germany GmbH|