In-depth support for the Adriatic offshore pipeline
The Adriatic liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal sits 15 km off the north-eastern coast of Italy and supplies the country with more than 10% of its natural gas needs. The terminal is the first gravity based structure for unloading, storing and degasifying LNG. The terminal’s facilities vaporise about 8 billion cubic metres of LNG per year. The vaporised gas then travels to shore through a 30-in.-diameter, 40-km-long pipeline before continuing on land for another 25 km to a measuring station. The pipeline is under the seabed to avoid interference with the environment and maritime activities.
The owners of the LNG terminal hired RSK for in-depth support for environmental permits and environmental plans, including pollution prevention and control plans, an emissions trading system monitoring plan, a waste management plan health, safety and environmental regulatory compliance and an environmental audit. Our regionally placed teams responded immediately to any client queries.
RSK’s environmental division reviewed the environmental impact assessment for constructing an artificial island along the route and considered the results of a sediment characterisation report. Moreover, to ensure environmental compliance, RSK provided technical support to the relationship between Adriatic LNG and the relevant authorities. While the onshore and offshore pipe was being laid, RSK also developed and monitored environmental mitigation actions. Health and safety is a key aspect for RSK and a central tenet, so it undertook health, safety and environmental auditing. Owing to its strong reputation and detailed and efficient work, RSK was maintained to continue providing ongoing environment, health and safety support.