Liquefied natural gas (LNG), unloaded from its carriers, is kept in the liquid state in two storage tanks placed inside the reinforced concrete structure, at a temperature of about -162°C and at near atmospheric pressure.
To be reconverted to the gaseous state, LNG is heated through a “vaporization” process. The Adriatic LNG Terminal uses processes which ensure a high energy efficiency, thanks to the use of sea water with “Open Rack Vaporization” technology which has been widely tested by the European LNG industry, and the recovery of heat generated by the gas turbines used for the production of electrical energy.
After the regasification process, the gas is inlet into the national network through a pipeline.
Watch the video and find out about the regasification process