Porto Empedocle LNG Terminal
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Enel
  • Website: http://www.enel.com/
  • Location: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
  • Capacity: 6 million tons/annum
  • Status: Planned

Brief Description

  • The LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal Enel is developing through Nuove Energie SpA with an investment of approximately 650 million euros

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Unloading capacity:
  • Send out capacity: 8 billion cubic metre / annum
  • Constructor:
    • Tractabel:
      • FEED for a new 8 bcm/y LNG terminal, including shipping study, marine access and operation, optimisation studies and simulation reports, EPC bid packing, EPC cost and schedule estimations, seismic study
      • Owner's Engineering for clarification to tenderers and EPC contractor selection

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The project is expected to be completed in 2015

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: 2 Billion cubic metres of gas is expected to be supplied by EGAS from Egypt
  • Customers: The terminal will export the natural gas product via one gas pipelines operated at high pressure (75 barg nominal) and will deliver gas to the Italian national grid via a connection to the Snam Rete Gas pipeline at the Porto Empedocle node point approximately 7 km north of the terminal location.


  • 2007 – Enel Trade completed the acquisition of 90% of Nuove Energie Srl, which was developing the regasification terminal at Porto Empedocle (AG).
  • 2009 - The Sicily Region issued the authorisation decree to build up and operate the Porto Empedocle LNG terminal
  • 2011 - The Council of State overturned a ruling by a Lazio regional court that blocked construction of the terminal

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Tractebel Engineering LNG References
  2. ENEL Acquires Control Of Porto Empedocle Regasification Terminal
  3. ENEL And The Region Of Sicily Sign Protocol Of Understanding For Energy Development On The Island
  4. Enel Sicily LNG terminal plan moves a step nearer
  6. Enel signs major gas deal with Egypt's EGAS
  7. Enel sees Sicily LNG terminal operating in 2015
  8. Italy top court OKs Enel Sicily LNG project

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