Reganosa, the Spanish LNG terminal company, is expanding its portfolio of operated terminals by winning the contract to operate and maintain the regasification facility being brought online on the Italian island of Sardinia.
The Spanish company, which operates the Mugardos terminal in northwest Spain, is now a leader in third-party gas plant management.
In addition to Mugardos, Reganosa will also shortly take over the operation and maintenance of a floating regasification terminal offshore the port of Tema in Ghana and the first LNG import facility in sub-Saharan Africa.
Reganosa already runs a near-shore regas facility for the smallest European Union nation, Malta, in the Mediterranean.
Its latest contract in Sardinia comes from Higas, the development company for the terminal at Oristano and whose joint venture partners include Avenir LNG, comprising London-based Norwegian shipping and storage company Stolt-Nielsen and its peer fleet owners and project companies, Höegh LNG and Golar LNG.
The Higas terminal includes a jetty capable of receiving LNG vessels up to 20,000 cubic metres, an unloading arm, six horizontal cryogenic holding tanks of 1,500 cubic metres capacity each, two LNG truck-loading bays and a natural gas power generation system.
The Sardinian terminal can load in excess of 8,000 LNG trucks each year for subsequent distribution to smaller satellite stations across the island in a classic version of a targeted small-scale LNG project.