Industrial gas corporation, SIAD, has completed the construction of three new gas pipelines in the Italian commune of Osio, Italy.
The new pipelines will supply oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) from SIAD’s plant in Osio to chemical and pharmaceutical production facilities in Albano Sant’Alessandro, San Paolo d’Argon and Fornovo San Giovanni.
The construction of these pipelines, in which SIAD invested €5.5m ($6.2m), will lower electricity consumption and decrease traffic pollution, as approximately 900 tanker trips per year will be eradicated.
[The pipelines will] guarantee the supply of gas for inerting production processes and for wastewater treatment, ensuring the continuity of supply in any condition
A spokesperson from the company stated that the new channels will “guarantee the supply of gas for inerting production processes and for wastewater treatment, ensuring the continuity of supply in any condition and further improving the already high safety and environmental standards of the sites.”
The N2 pipeline to Fornovo San Giovanni stretches 30km and serves Bidachem’s active pharmaceuticals plant. The construction process cost €3m ($3.4m) and took two years to complete due to the vast amount of public and private agencies involved.
The other two pipelines, transporting N2 to Albano Sant’Alessandro and O2 to San Paolo d’Argon, are 4km and 3km in length respectively, and were incorporated into a linking pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Zerra river.