The regasification terminal “FSRU Toscana” is one of the main infrastructures of national interest for the import of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), in the service of the development and independence of the Italian energy system.
The Terminal, permanently moored about 22 km off the Italian coast between Livorno and Pisa, transforms the liquefied natural gas, received by LNG carriers, back to its normal gaseous state.
“FSRU Toscana” is permanently anchored to the seabed through an advanced mooring system, with a single point of rotation at the bow in order to allow the ship to move around the mooring turret, therefore being able to adapt to different sea weather conditions.
Once regasified, the gas is sent into the National Gas Pipeline Network through a 36.5 km sub-sea pipeline that reaches the ground, operated and managed by Snam, of which: about 29.5 km at sea, 5 km in the floodway and the remaining 2 km on dry land.
The Terminal (out of water) has the following features: length 306,49 meters, width 48 meters, height 26.5 meters.
Maximum authorized regasification capacity: 5 billion Sm3 per year.
Gross storage capacity: 137,100 m3.
The Terminal is equipped with a WOBBE Index Corrector installed on board, that enables to receive almost all the LNG produced in the world; therefore it is possible to meet the limits required by the Italian gas grid operator.
The plant can receive LNG from LNG carriers with a cargo capacity between 65,000 m3 and 180,000 m3 (New Panamax class, around the 90% of the current worldwide LNGc fleet) at a maximum flow rate of 12,000 m3/hr.