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General Information

Other name(s): Isola di Porto Levante
Beginning of works: 2004
Completion: 2008
Status: in use

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Location: ,
Coordinates: 45° 5' 30" N    12° 35' 10" E
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Technical Information


total weight 280 929 t
total height 80 m
gravity base
width 88 m
height 47 m
length 180 m
weight 241 544 t
weight 18 315 t


gravity base
concrete volume 90 000 m³
prestressing steel 2 x 2 050 t
reinforcing steel 27 000 t
formwork 215 000 m²
number of anchors 3 900


gravity base prestressed concrete

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Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Adriatic LNG terminal is a liquid natural gas offshore terminal, formally known as Terminale GNL Adriatico Srl. Located in the northern Adriatic 9 miles (14 km) offshore of Porto Levante, Porto Viro, near Rovigo, Italy, it is the world's first offshore gravity-based structure LNG regasification terminal. The terminal is operated by ExxonMobil (70%), Qatar Terminal Ltd., a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum (23%), and Snam (7%).


The terminal facility was built in Campamento, parish of San Roque, Spain, then towed to Porto Levante, Italy. Construction started in October 2003 and finished in August 2008. The LNG tanks were constructed in South Korea. The pipeline that connects to the terminal is located south of the Levante Po River mouth near Scanno Cavallari.


After construction was completed in Campamento, the rig was towed by four tugboats to its current location off the coast of Rovigo. The flotilla traveled the 1,700 nautical miles (3,100 km; 2,000 mi) in 16 days to reach the site. It traveled at an average speed of 4.4 knots (8.1 km/h; 5.1 mph). When it arrived, the terminal was weighted down by water to ensure it was permanently positioned on the seabed.


Operations started in the mid of 2009. It received its first cargo on 11 August 2009. When fully operational, it stores and regasifies 8 billion cubic metres (280 billion cubic feet) of natural gas per year, enough to meet 10% of Italy's natural gas needs. The terminal receives a LNG carrier every three days from Qatar. The gas is then regasified and sent to the Italian gas network by a pipeline from the terminal to the coast.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Adriatic LNG terminal" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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