The new coastal depot will supply LNG for land-based applications and as a shipping fuel.
The facility will be based at the Darsena Petroli terminal at the Port of Naples and the project is receiving EU funding support under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme.
‘Edison wants to be a protagonist of the country’s energy transition and has identified in the
decarbonisation of transport one of the fundamental axes of its strategic development plan,’ commented Pierre Vergerio, Executive Vice President, Gas, Edison.
‘The project in the port of Naples is an integral part of this plan which provides for the creation of the country’s first LNG logistics chain to for heavy transport, sea and road transport.
‘We are already building the first depot for coastal LNG in the port of Ravenna with PIR (Petrolifera Italo Rumena) and we aim to realise a second in that of Naples in partnership with Kuwait Petroleum Italia (Q8) which is a partner of proven experience in the area and with skills complementary to ours.’
Edison, one of the main operators in Italy’s energy sector, is currently the only importer of LNG
in the country.