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Engineering studies of LNG infrastructure at the Port of Ravenna

Description

The main objective of the basic studies has been to analyse the LNG storage and local distribution system, the LNG ship bunkering system and the LNG non-ship refuelling system in the for the port of Ravenna.

The first study identified the most adequate dimension for the LNG storage and distribution system. The preliminary analysis highlighted the need for the terminal to be scalable in order to satisfy progressively the local demand in the start-up phase. The basic initial assumption concerned a LNG liquefying system with a modular storage capacity (from 300 m3 to 3.000 m3) able to supply LNG for both land (trucks) and sea (LNG driven vessels) purposes.

The ship refuelling system for the port of Ravenna could be represented either by the terminal-to-ship refuelling system (via the terminal LNG feeding pipeline) or by the LNG ship bunkering system (via a small/medium sized LNG barge/ship) being deployed by PoseidonMed II Action in the Adriatic sea.

Finally, as concerns the LNG non-ship refuelling system, the study envisaged the basic and standardised design of a prototype system that will be able to refuel LNG trucks that could be located either in the port area or in the extended port hinterland.

With the purpose of sharing the main studies results and feedbacks and to foster the LNG uptake in the Mediterranean trough the dissemination of the lessons learned from the GAINN4MOS experience, an executive summary report and dissemination material will be available in this section of the website soon.