Ravenna, Italy (PortSEurope) October 12, 2021 – The new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Ravenna Knutsen has been christened at the port by Edison and Knutsen OAS Shipping. The vessel will will guarantee the supply the Small Scale LNG coastal depot in Ravenna, owned by Depositi Italian GNL. Depositi Italiani GNL is the company, 51% owned by the PIR Group, 30% by Edison and 19%
by Enagás (through the subsidiary Scale Gas), which manages the new depot for the handling and storage of LNG built in the port of Ravenna. The depot, which will enter into operation in autumn 2021, will have a storage capacity of 20,000 m³ of LNG and with a potential annual handling of over 1 million m³ of liquid gas, making LNG available for fueling in Italy. of at least 12,000 trucks and up to 48 ferries per year. The ship is the cornerstone of the first integrated logistics chain of small-scale LNG (small-scale liquefied natural gas plants) in Italy that Edison is building to support the decarbonisation of maritime and heavy transport. The ship can transport up to 30,000 m³ of LNG. In November 2018, Edison signed an exclusive charter agreement for a newly built vessel with the Norwegian shipowner Knutsen OAS Shipping for a duration of 12 years (renewable for another eight). Last September, the Ravenna Knutsen carried out the first unloading of liquefied natural gas in the coastal depot of Ravenna: after having collected the first load of LNG at the Enagás plant in Barcelona, it docked at the quay in front of the coastal depot of Ravenna, giving start of the controlled tank filling operations, preparatory to the commissioning of the plant scheduled for the end of October. Norway’s Knutsen Group is a fully integrated shipping company. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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