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22 October 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:19 GMT+2



September 24, 2019

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Ok of the Committee of management of the AdSP of the Sardinia to areas and docks for the activity of Higas and Grendi

Deiana: we allow the start of the first pole of the natural gas which liquified in the island and the development of traffics with the Port Channel

Yesterday the Committee of management of the Authority of Harbour System of the Sea of Sardinia has deliberated the confidence in concession to the Higas Srl, for the duration 25-year-old, of an area of dock for the operations of natural gas supplying which liquified from ships liquefied gas tankers in the industrial port of call of Oristano - Saint Giusta and has given also to the green light to the widening of a concession in the portion of dock of the Port Channel of Cagliari used habitually from the Feeder and Domestic Service of the Grendi group,

The harbour authority has evidenced that the first provision, with the realization of a pipeline own in the area consented in concession from the AdSP, will allow an outlet with sea to the realized coastal warehouse in the rear area of property from the Higas within a project from 100 million euros co-financed from the European Union. The AdSP has emphasized that this last project represents fundamental carrying out for the Sardinian energetic market, but above all for the refueling of the ships of last generation with propulsion to GNL.

The ok to the widening of the concession to the Port Channel will allow instead adding 187 linear meters of dock that will afford an increment of the operativity of the Feeder and Domestic Service, with an increase estimated of about 13 thousand container on flatcar in more per year regarding current 57 thousand and of other 7 thousand pieces on heavy vehicles regarding current 15 thousand. The Authority of Harbour System has specified that such increase will generate investments in equipments for handling advanced to four the million euros and a potenziamento of the organic one. The harbour agency has specified that such activity in future will have to cohabit with a project - whose iter istruttorio it is still in course - for the realization of a terminal GNL of society ISGAS: a coastal warehouse, for an investment of 84 million euros, that it will be profitable possible to resupply cruise ships and other units of new generation, but at the same time to guarantee supplying for civil and industrial use of methane.

"With the release of the state property concession to the Higas, that it will presee the realization of a pipeline of connection of the tanks with the ships liquefied gas tankers - has commented the president of the AdSP, Massimo Deiana - we allow the start of the first pole of the which liquified natural gas in the island. The industrial port of call of Oristano - Saint Giusta, than already counts last year on a concession which released to Edison Spa for the realization of another system for the GNL, is candidated to being the first hub for the refueling of the ships of last generation. An initiative that will be continuation, shortly, from other truths that will rise, advance conclusion of the iter authorized in the competent ministries to you, to Cagliari and Porto Torres. In the course of the sitting of the Committee of management - it has added Deiana - we have always given the go-ahead free to the widening of the demanded state property concession from the Feeder and Domestic Service, society of the Grendi group, that it will manage therefore in autonomy, assuming the consequent responsibilities, also the feature of dock connected to the before tooth ro-ro to the concession pre-exists. In such a way it will be able to rationalize own operativity and to increase, so, volumes of traffic and force job employed. A sign hard that it demonstrates as the Port Channel conserves important potentialities of development and competitiveness".

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