Adriatic LNG Terminal

Project: Adriatic LNG Terminal

Location: Italy

Company: Adriatic LNG Terminal


Tratos & Adriatic LNG Terminal cooperation

Tratos has supplied a 24 Optical Fibres cable to the ADRIATIC LNG Terminal, which needed a cable with a continuous length of 18 km. The selected cable was more than capable of fulfilling the specification as it is suitable for subsea installation of up to 200 meters in depth. 

The continual 18 km length of Fibre was produced in the TRATOS Cavi factory in Pieve S. Stefano (Italy). 

Adriatic LNG Terminal

The Adriatic LNG Terminal is the first offshore Gravity Based Structure (GBS) for unloading, storing and regasifying Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), in full respect of the environment.

Located in the Adriatic Sea, about 15 kilometres off the Veneto coastline, the terminal is linked to the national distribution network through a pipeline.

Resting against the seabed at a depth of about 29 meters, the platform has an overall length of 375 meters and width of 115 meters. The main bridge is located 18 meters above sea level.

With a regasification capacity of 8 billion cubic meters of LNG per year (equal to half the national LNG import capacity), the terminal supplies over 10% of national consumption of natural gas.

Guaranteeing supply to Italy LNG shipped mainly from Qatar, but also from Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, Equatorial Guinea and Norway, the Adriatic LNG terminal marked the start of a new phase in the national energy supply system.

To acknowledge its technological and strategic excellence within the national energy system, in 2010 the terminal was awarded “Best Infrastructure Project” at the 12th edition of the Platts Global Energy Awards.

Did you know?

During the 2019 the Adriatic LNG terminal:

  • For the first time, the terminal reaches a 95.6% annual utilization rate. Furthermore, new records are scored in terms of LNG carriers received per year (88) as well as the volumes of natural gas sent into the national grid, accounting for 7.6 billion cubic meters.
  • In June, the terminal successfully carries out first technical tests (mooring, unloading arms connection and unmooring procedures) to receive a Q-Flex carrier, which can transport up to 217,000 cubic meters of LNG. 
  • In August, the terminal receives its 700th carrier, the Ejnan, coming from Ras Laffan port in Qatar.  
  • In September, Adriatic LNG celebrates in Venice the 10th anniversary of its regasification terminal activity. The ceremony is attended by many institutional representatives, as well as representatives of the international and Italian economic community, including Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum – a shareholder of Adriatic LNG.

Tratos supports sustainable developments of ports infrastructure

Tratos is very pleased to supply its high-quality cables to the ports around the world. In doing so, Tratos supports the global endeavours of port authorities in upgrading and improving their operational capabilities, which contributes to the sustainable development of ports and achieving the 17 UN Global Goals.

With this project Tratos has supported:

#Envision2030 Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

  • By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination

#Envision2030 Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

  • Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
  • Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead

#Envision2030 Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

  • By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

#Envision2030 Goal 14: Life Below Water


  • By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
  • Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

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