Revithoussa LNG Terminal is an important asset of Greece, providing security of supply, operational flexibility of the transmission system and capability to meet peak gas demand. The terminal is located on the island of Revithoussa, in the gulf of Pahi at Megara, 45 km west of Athens.
Designed and operated in accordance with the strictest safety standards both for its employees and for the residents of the surrounding areas, the Terminal uses the most environmental friendly technology. The highest safety standards and its respect for the environment are constantly verified and certified by independent operators. The facility is certified for the Quality Management System it applies (ISO 9001), its sound Environmental Management (ISO 14001) and its Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001)
During its 10 years of operation since the establishment of DESFA in 2007, more than 300 LNG cargoes have been received and temporarily stored in the two tanks with a total capacity of 130. 000 LNG m3 . Afterwards, the LNG is gasified by the special cryogenic equipment of the installation (Cryogenic Boil- Off Gas Compressors, Open Rack Vaporizers, Submerged Combustion Vaporizers) and supplies the National Natural Gas Transmission System through the entry point of Agia Triada.
2nd upgrade of Revithoussa LNG Terminal
The terminal, is currently undergoing a significant upgrade, in terms of LNG capacity and marine facilities. The construction of a third storage tank, will increase the total storage capacity of the terminal to 225,000 m³. Increase of the send out rate, which is an important operational factor for hours of peak demand, will be 40% increased, while the upgrade of the unloading jetty, will be able to accommodate vessels, with a cargo capacity up to 260.000 m3. Reloading of LNG, a service which is exceptionally possible today, will reach a rate of 2400m3 /h.
The 2nd upgrade of the terminal, ensures security of supply and enhances the role of DESFA in South Eastern Europe. Readily available supply of LNG, along with other crucial factors, makes the adoption of LNG as an alternative fuel for bunkering and other commercial uses, a reliable solution.
Development of Small scale LNG facilities
With LNG becoming increasingly competitive as an alternative fuel with environmental soundness, the development of small scale LNG services, has become one of the terminal’s priorities. Small scale LNG facilities such as truck loading station, bunkering jetty and supply of small LNG carriers, are within the objectives of Poseidon Med II project. DESFA, with the financial support of EU, actively contributes to the sustainable development of small scale LNG initiatives, while being part of a wider EU energy network.
Τruck loading, promotes green energy solutions to off grid consumers. The engineering design of the truck loading station, has been co-financed by the EU project Poseidon Med II,while the construction will be co- financed by PA 2014- 2020 (Partnership Agreement for the Development Framework) . The Station is expected to enter operation in 2020.
The existing jetty of Revithoussa LNG Terminal, will be adopted to supply small LNG bunker vessels, from 1.000m3 to 20.000 m3.
A feasibility study executed within PMII framework and resulted the position of a future bunkering jetty with two berthing positions.
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