The Spanish company Reganosa will operate and maintain the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Sardinia (Italy), whose construction in the port of Oristano, in the west of the island, is in its final phase. In this way, the Galician company will become the only one in the world that manages up to three LNG plants owned by third parties, in addition to the one it owns in Mugardos (A Coruña).
The facilities are expected to come online in the first half of this year. The Higas plant consists of a dock capable of receiving ships of up to 20,000 cubic meters, an unloading arm, six horizontal cryogenic storage tanks (1,500 cubic meters each), two tank loading bays and an integrated generation system. electric with natural gas. The complex has the capacity to supply up to 8,000 LNG trucks each year (about 180,000 tons), for later distribution to smaller satellite stations throughout the island.
Sardinia currently lacks a natural gas access system and only a small number of industrial customers receive LNG tankers that arrive on the island via ferry. The terminal will provide the territory with a clean, affordable and reliable gas supply.
This project underpins Reganosa’s international expansion process, which began in 2015 with the establishment of Reganosa Servicios to provide the group’s knowledge and experience in studies, project designs, consulting, engineering and asset management.
Over the last four years, the group has provided services of various kinds in 15 countries on four continents: Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Spain, France, Malta, Ghana, Mozambique, India, Japan, Kuwait, Pakistan and Italy. With its intervention in these territories, it has covered all the development phases of a project, from the feasibility study to the commercial operation.
By virtue of this process of sustained growth and constant adaptation, Reganosa has practically tripled its workforce in the last five years. The company has also established itself as a world benchmark in the O&M of third-party energy infrastructures.
The group already manages or will imminently manage three types of LNG terminals: fully afloat, the one in Tema (Ghana); completely on land, those of Mugardos and Oristano; and mixed, that of Delimara (Malta). They are also facilities with a wide storage range: from 9,000 to 300,000 cubic meters.