New management for astora
Aleksey Mochalkin and Frank Tauchnitz to jointly manage the natural gas storage system operator
Kassel. The Kassel-based natural gas storage system operator astora has a new management: Aleksey Mochalkin and Frank Tauchnitz have taken over as Managing Directors of the subsidiary of the WINGAS Group, which in turn belongs to PAO Gazprom. They succeed Andreas Renner, who has now retired after five years as astora’s Managing Director.
Aleksey Mochalkin comes from Gazprom Germania GmbH and Frank Tauchnitz previously worked at WINGAS GmbH.
astora GmbH & Co. KG, based in Kassel, Germany, is one of the largest natural gas storage operators in Europe. The company maintains one of the largest natural gas storage facilities in Western Europe at Rehden in Northern Germany, which has a working gas volume of more than four billion cubic metres. In addition, the storage company also holds capacities in the second largest storage facility in Central Europe, located in Haidach, Austria. In order to secure natural gas supplies to Europe, the company is currently developing the Jemgum natural gas storage facility on the German-Dutch border.