Adriatic LNG terminal
The Adriatic LNG project is the first offshore LNG regasification terminal in the world. It is installed offshore Rovigo, Italy, and was ready for operation in 2009. The terminal receives LNG primarily from Qatar. It stores the LNG, regasifies it and feeds the gas through a 17km pipeline to shore and the Italian gas distribution system. The construction of the structure started in Algeciras, Spain, in 2005.
Approximately every 3’rd day a LNG carrier arrives with 145,000 m3 of LNG which is pumped into the two storage tanks with a total volume of 250,000 m3 inside the concrete substructure (the GBS).
The GBS is 180 m long, 88 m wide and almost 50 m high. The deck of the GBS provides space for:
- a living quarter with 60 beds
- utility systems like power generators
- 8,000 tonnes of process equipment for LNG regasification (ORVs and SCVs)
The project was organised in four sub projects:
- The concrete GBS - managed by Aker Solutions in Oslo, construction in a dry dock located in Algeciras, Spain, close to Gibraltar.
- The topside facilities - designed and managed by Aker Solutions in Houston
- Topside fabrication - subcontracted on international competition
- LNG tanks – designed and managed by Skanska Whessoe Ltd in Darlington, UK
- Tank fabrication - subcontracted on international competition.
- The topsides hook-up – where the topsides facilities were installed on the GBS and completed in the dock in Algeciras before the entire unit was floated out of the dock and towed to its final location for installation in the Adriatic Sea outside Venice