Venice Lng Terminal
AdSPMAS has joined forces with the leading port operators to develop a network for the supply, delivery and distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG), an alternative fuel that allows almost complete elimination of sulphur oxides (-95%) and fine dust (PM10 -90%) emissions, while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. A storage facility for liquefied natural gas with a capacity of 32,000 m³ will be built in Porto Marghera by company Venice LNG; it will be the first of its kind in the area.
Company Rimorchiatori Riuniti Panfido will build a vessel capable of transporting 4,000 m³ of LNG between the storage terminal and the LNG- fuelled ships that need refuelling.
The total investment for these initiatives amounts to € 136 million, of which € 28 million co-financed by the EU through the Connecting Europe Facility programme (projects POSEIDON MED II, VENICE LNG FACILITY and GAINN4SEA). Thanks to them, the port of Venice will be the first Adriatic port to have a complete supply chain for delivering LNG to ships and refuelling, thus allowing the Venetian Port System to comply with the provisions of the EU Directive 2014/94 on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, as transposed in Italy by Legislative decree D. lgs. 2016/257.