The LNG terminal at the Sardinian port of Oristano, which will include LNG bunkering facilities, is expected to begin operations next month.
As previously reported, in February Higas contracted Spanish company Reganosa to operate the LNG terminal. Higas is a joint venture between two Italian partners (Gas & Hit and CPL Concordia) and Avenir LNG.
The terminal will feature a jetty capable of receiving LNG vessels of up to 20 000 cubic metres (cbm) in capacity, an unloading arm, six horizontal cryogenic holding tanks, two LNG truck loading bays, and a natural gas captive power generation system. The terminal will be capable of loading around 8,000 LNG trucks a year.
Avenir LNG was formed in 2018 by Stolt-Nielsen, Golar LNG and Höegh LNG Holdings. The proposed start date for the new LNG terminal at Oristano was disclosed in Stolt-Nielsen’s Q1 2021 results published today (8 April).
Last month, Avenir took delivery of the Avenir Accolade, its second 7,500 cubic metre (cbm) capacity dual-purpose LNG supply and bunkering vessel from Keppel Offshore and Marine. Its first LNG supply vessel was the Avenir Advantage.
Avenir LNG has a further four ships on order, which are scheduled for delivery this year.