Snam's Golar Tundra regasifier ship finally arrived in the port of Piombino (Livorno) after 26 days of sailing from Singapore (via Suez) and made its entry around 11pm and was positioned at the dock at the north dock.
Four tugboats towed her to the mooring with a slow and precise maneuver after a waiting stop of about four hours at anchor in the Gulf of Follonica.
It then entered the bow, in the center of the roadstead it was rotated to bring it to the definitive point of arrival.
The ship is almost 300 meters long and 55 meters high, therefore a night operation was needed to manage its dimensions, i.e. action was taken when the ferry traffic stops until dawn after the last run.
The arrival of the regasifier ship in Piombino - and so the other similar ship planned for Ravenna - will free Italy from a significant share of methane import dependence on transnational land gas pipelines, from Russia and also from Azerbaijan.
Managers will be able to turn to the markets of other continents (Africa, the Americas, even Asia-Oceania) and remedy the geopolitical turbulence that can affect the transport of gas only by land.
The Fsru vessel of Piombino is credited with a potential capacity for transforming liquid gas of 5 billion cubic meters a year.
However, together with the Fsru that will be in Ravenna there is talk of a good 13 billion cubic meters per year, a strong signal in the procurement and distribution of gas for Italy.
The Golar Tundra does not go into operation right away.
We have to wait until May, according to the technical forecasts, when the connections with the new land pipeline will be completed at the Snam shipyard visible in the distance on the opposite side of the commercial port.
The presence of the Golar Tundra already has a strong symbolic value.
The president of Tuscany, Eugenio Giani, already spoke on the port on Sunday evening, emphasizing the importance of this stage in the context of national energy policies and re-launching the issue of compensations for Piombino, the second Italian iron and steel pole, a city that has expressed dissent for being been chosen.
On the differences with the Municipality of Piombino and the mayor Francesco Ferrari, in addition to the inhabitants' committees, Giani said that since "there is now the ship, we will realize that we must finally work towards the benefits for the population".
Giani "invited the Piombino authorities above all to sit down with me, with the minister and the government authorities to be able to indicate the complementary" compensatory works for Piombino, but on when he will see the mayor he said: "