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VTTI & IKAV to Purchase Majority Ownership of Adriatic LNG

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Anamika Talwaria

Editor & Head of Content for Tank Storage Magazine & StocExpo and Chair of Women in Tanks.
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VTTI, a global leader in energy storage and developer of energy infrastructure, and IKAV, an international asset management group headquartered in Germany, have entered a consortium to acquire majority ownership Adriatic LNG, which operates the regasification terminal located 15 km off the coastline of Veneto region in Italy.

Adriatic LNG terminal has a technical regasification capacity of 9.6 billion m3 of natural gas per year (equal to half of Italy’s current LNG import capacity), supplying approximately 14% of the country’s national consumption of natural gas.

Both VTTI and IKAV have a long-term strategic view on the terminal and aim to further explore growth opportunities in the country. VTTI brings operational knowledge of energy terminals and infrastructure, while IKAV contributes existing in-depth experience in the Italian energy market, as well as a long-term track record in managing and operating both renewable and conventional assets.

The consortium will ensure seamless operations and continuous support to Adriatic LNG, to enhance security of energy supply in Italy, the second largest gas consuming country in the European Union.

The closing of the transaction is expected in the second half of 2024.

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