Authorizations and Constructions
The regasification Terminal “FSRU Toscana” arrived in Italy on July 30th 2013 and it was moored to the seabed through 6 anchors previously installed. Then it was connected to the undersea pipeline, completed by Snam Rete Gas. Following the commissioning phase, on December 20th 2013 OLT started its commercial activities.
The main authorization steps are the following:
Final Commissioning Authorization for the operations of the Terminal issued by the Ministry of Economic Development after the conclusion of the activities by the Commissioning Committee.
Authorization of the Harbour Master of Livorno for the mooring to the Terminal of “New Panamax” vessels, with capacity limits authorized by the Ministry of Environment with measure prot. 0398 of 9/11/2015.
Exclusion of the application of the procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment for the increase in the limit of capacity of carriers that can approach the terminal up to 180,000 m3 as well as the increase of the thermal gradient related to the seawater necessary for the regasification up to a hourly average value equal to -6.0 ° C, while maintaining a same quantity of annual frigories. Measure of the Ministry of Environment prot. no. 0398.
Authorization to receive LNG carriers with a capacity up to 200.000 m3 issued by the CTR.
Final Commissioning Authorization for the beginning of operations of the Terminal issued by the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports after the conclusion of the activities by the Commissioning Committee.
CTR acknowledged complied the prescriptions concerning the Final Safety Report.
Ordinance no. 06/2014 issued by the Harbour Master of Livorno that approved and made operative the Regulation of the Terminal’s activities.
Authorization for the beginning of Provisional Exercise of the plant issued by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transports, on the basis of the Memorandum of the Local Commission.
Ordinance for the safety of the navigation no. 137/2013 issued by the Harbour Master of Livorno in order to define the areas where navigation is forbidden.
Integrated Environmental Authorization (IEA) by the Ministry of Environment.
Approval of the Final Safety Report with “Conclusive Technical Opinion” by the CTR
Exclusion of the application of the procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment for the design’s update related to the typology of LNG carrier compatible with the Terminal and the related number of ships approaching the Terminal with measure of the Ministry of Environment prot. no. 23515.
Request of offshore land concession variations – OLT and Snam Rete Gas (SRG) signed the Supplementary Act no. 472 with which SRG took over from OLT to the Sea Grant related to the pipeline.
Exclusion of the application of the procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment for the changes improved on the Terminal during the phase of Executive Engineering (2010) with measure of the Ministry of Environment prot. no. 25280.
the “Golar Frost” entered the shipyard Drydocks World Dubai (DDWD) to start the unit’s conversion works into a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit.
Permit for the Movement of the seabed for the laying of the pipeline in the floodway and of the anchors by the Province of Pisa and following update (2012).
Offshore Sea Grant for the occupation of the offshore area where the unit is located and the area occupied by the subsea pipeline connecting the unit to its arrival point onshore.
Purchase of the LNG carrier “Golar Frost” by OLT Offshore.
Authorization Decree by the Ministry of Economic Development for the the construction and operation the onshore gas pipeline.
Authorization Decree by Ministry of Economic Development for to the construction and operation the regasification Terminal and the subsea gas pipeline.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) n. 1256 issued by the Ministry of Environment.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) issued by the Tuscany Region.
Preliminary Safety Report, pursuant to law no. 334/99 of 05/11/2003 (at present D.Lgs. 105/2015): authorization for the construction of the plant for the safety aspects under the responsibility of the CTR, Regional Technical Committee