SIAD Macchine Impianti (SIADMI) has announced its supply of two Boil-Off Gas (BOG) compressors, contributing to the construction of the first coastal storage facility built in the Mediterranean by the Italian company Gas and Heat.

Involved in many areas of industry, ranging from plant engineering to the global and continuous management of after sales services, SIAD MI dedicates itself primarily to the engineering and construction of high-performance and safe reciprocating gas and air compressors.

In addition to this, they produce air separation units with a low energy impact, able to produce high-purity industrial gases in liquid and gaseous phases, as well as high-performance methane and biomethane liquefiers.

Mauro Evangelisti, Chairman, Gas and Heat, spoke about the partnership, saying, “The project of the first so-called “Small Scale LNG” depot started in 2015.”

“Then, in 2017 we built four tanks and gas plants installed on board the bunker vessel Avenir Accolade, which docked on 26 May last year in the port of Oristano with a cargo of over 7,000 cubic metres, and its twin Avenir Advantage; in 2019, work began on the construction of the 9,000 m3 coastal depot and today we have achieved delivery.”

The contribution itself will see SIAD MI supplying the two BOG compressors, the operation of which is aimed at maintaining the stability of pressure in the storage tank of the plant during normal operation, and also discharging of the BOG during loading of the terminal to dedicated containers or directly to the gas network.

Speaking about the project and its homegrown Italian heritage, Paulo Ferrario, Managing Director, SIAD MI, said, “In the context of significant industrial expansion as in the LNG sector, the fruitful and synergistic collaboration between two Italian companies such as, in this case, SIAD MI and Gas and Heat, is a fundamental element for the national supply chain because it endorses the soul of production: 100% Made in Italy.”

With LNG quickly becoming the alternative energy source of choice, the joint effort of both Italian companies have ensured new opportunities in the entire Mediterranean basin.