OLT’s regasification Terminal is a former LNG carrier duly modified and permanently moored to the seabed.
“FSRU Toscana” is located at about 22 km (12 nautical miles) off the coast between Livorno and Pisa, in Tuscany. Gas is sent into the National Gas Pipeline Network through a sub-sea pipeline that reaches the ground. The pipeline measures 36.5 km, of which 29.5 km in the sea, 5 km in the floodway and the remaining 2 km on dry land.
The pipeline was completely buried at a minimum depth of 2 meters. It follows onshore the course of the Arno River Scolmatore Canal until it gets to a gas metering station positioned in Suese, in Collesalvetti Municipality . The gas is therefore injected in the National Gas Network. Along the “Scolmatore”, the gas pipeline is at least at 6 meters depth not to interfere with the future channel navigability.
The location of FSRU Toscana was chosen as Livorno, on a national level, is is an adequate port to support the activities of the Terminal.
Furthermore, Livorno is located in a strategic area in the Mediterranean area for supply, close to the areas where gas is most used: Tuscany is one of the regions that uses high quantities of gas reporting an annual gas consumption of about 4 billion cubic meters.