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World-first gravity-based offshore LNG terminal installed

A low emissions gas turbine system from GE Oil & Gas is powering the world’s first gravity-based offshore LNG terminal, located 17 kilometers offshore from the town of Rovigo, near Venice, on Italy’s north east coast.

Owned and operated by Adriatic LNG, the terminal is moored in waters 30 metres deep and is the world’s first use of an artificial island Gravity Based Structure (GBS) for offshore LNG.

At the heart of the engineering solution is an enormous reinforced concrete box that rests on the sea floor and houses two LNG storage tanks.

Overall, the facility is 375 meters long by 115 meters wide. In addition, the project also marks the first ever offshore deployment of a GE10-1 ‘dual fuel low emissions’ gas turbine system.

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