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OLT Offshore LNG Toscana reports regasification terminal near capacity

Thu 14 Feb 2019 by John Snyder

OLT Offshore LNG Toscana reports regasification terminal near capacity
FSRU Toscana is an LNG import regasification terminal permanently moored off the coast of Italy

Italy’s OLT Offshore LNG Toscana reports the floating regasification terminal it operates off the coast of Livorno is working at close to capacity, less than a year after implementing a new allocation system.

From October 2018, six countries have taken 38 of 41 slots available in 2018/2019 for 5.85M m3 of capacity allocated, equivalent to 92% of the annual regasification capacity of the terminal.

In a statement, OLT Offshore LNG Toscana said it was satisfied with the results and would try to maintain that standard going forward.

Regasification is handled by FSRU Toscana, which is permanently moored 22 km off the coast of Italy. Managed by Exmar, FSRU Toscana can handle different types of gas, ensuring geographic coverage from Europe to America, up to Africa to the Middle East. It can accommodate 90% of LNG carriers in operation, including Neo Panamax-class vessels, with cargo capacities up to 180,000 m3.

Furthermore, OLT Offshore LNG Toscana reports that from the start of commercial operations, the import terminal has received LNG from 10 countries – Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Qatar, Trinidad & Tobago, and the US – as well as cargo from Dutch and Spanish terminals.

OLT Offshore LNG Toscana plans to implement a small-scale LNG service to supply commercial marine and land-based transport with more sustainable fuel.


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