MAN supplying LNG project
By Jack Burke10 March 2021
Terminal has a storage capacity of 225 000 m3
MAN Energy Solutions has received the contract to engineer and supply a liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck-loading infrastructure project in Greece.
The pilot station is part of the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) development program for the Revithoussa LNG Cryogenic Facilities Terminal at the Gulf of Megara, west of Athens. The terminal has a storage capacity of 225 000 m3 and is a strategical milestone for Greece, providing security of energy supply, operational flexibility in the transmission system, and increased capability to meet peak gas-demand, according to the company.
“We will deliver a state-of-the-art, fully-engineered, logistical infrastructure for managing the downstream supply of LNG via trucks to clients,” said Louise Andersson, head of MAN Cryo, MAN Energy Solutions’ cryogenic division.
Thanassis Papaioannou, Head of Turbomachinery and Power Plants of MAN Energy Solutions in Greece, said the project will create new growth opportunities in areas where there is no existing gas network.
“With the availability of central storage facilities for liquefied methane, natural gas now becomes available – independent of pipelines – to support the decarbonization of the power industry with the cleanest fossil fuel available to the market,” said Carsten Dommermuth, Senior Manager Business Development at MAN Energy Solutions. “Furthermore, this kind of project is also important in terms of future readiness for the use of clean, green hydrogen.”