12 April 2012
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The Adriatic Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal is designed to store and re-gasify LNG to deliver 8 billion cubic metres of clean burning natural gas per year - about 10% of Italy’s natural gas requirements. The Terminal consists of a concrete ‘Gravity Base Structure’ (GBS) containing inert ballasting material placed on the seabed at a depth of 30 metres.
The $900m terminal is located 15 km off the east coast of Italy and receives LNG ships offshore every three days to transfer gas to an onshore metering station where it will enter the Italian grid.
The insulation contract on the project was awarded to one of the world’s leading insulation companies who operates in over 40 countries, has a turnover in excess of 1000 Million Euros and employs over 5,000 people.
The scope of the project included the insulation of cryogenic pipes, utilities and the valves.
The insulation material used is foam glass with a covering of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) cladding.
The client sought the assistance of Omega Resource Group plc as the number of workers required for the project rapidly increased. Omega were able to react quickly providing teams of experienced cryogenic thermal insulators to work offshore supported by multi-lingual team leaders. Additionally Omega supplied Insulation Supervisors, QA/QC Supervisors and Health & Safety Officers to the project.
In total Omega supplied over 120 personnel - all of whom are experienced trades-people and managers.
Omega brought an excellent support network to the project through the organisation of all offshore training, ongoing mobilisation and transportation of the workers, shift rotations, timesheets and payroll services in what is a logistical and challenging environment.