Oristano - The Port Authority’s Management Committee gave the go-ahead for a fifty-year concession to Edison SpA to build the first liquefied natural gas terminal in Sardinia. It will be built in the port area of Oristano - along the South navigable canal - on a property of over 11,000sqm associated with almost 8,000sqm of water.
The project includes a wharf for gas tankers serving a coastal LNG storage facility and units that can use Oristano as a Mediterranean fuel supply hub. The project must guarantee the supply, transport and distribution of gas at a price similar to that in other regions of Italy.
The Authority’s decision completes a process which began in 2016 with a concession approved by the Management Committee. This approval came after favourable opinions from the Ministries of the Environment and Cultural Heritage on the compatibility of their competencies. And in addition, the process for the second project at the port of Porto Torres began in 2016 when the Provincial Industrial Consortium submitted a request to the then Port Committee of the former Port Authority of Northern Sardinia for an opinion in principle on the granting of a concession by the State for the construction of a coastal depot with a ship loading and unloading terminal.