Livorno FSRU

  • ClientO.L.T.
  • Project time2008-2013
  • LocationOffshore Livorno - Italy
  • Field of activityFloaters

Conversion of a gas carrier ship into a floating, storage and regasification unit

  • Type of conctract: Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation
  • Contract value: €390 million
  • FSRU LNG terminal of Livorno location: 20 km off the coast of Tuscany
  • 137000cubic meters of LNGStorage capacity
  • 4sphericalstorage tanks
  • 3.75billion cubic metersnatural gas per year
  • 30x32,5metersRe-gassification module

The scope of work

OLT Offshore LNG Toscana awarded Saipem a contract for the FSRU (Floating, Storage and Regasification Unit) LNG terminal of Livorno, worth 390 million euro, which encompasses the conversion of the gas carrier ship Golar Frost, provided by the client, into a floating, storage and regasification unit.

The contract includes the offshore installation and commissioning activities.


The FSRU will have a storage capacity of 137,000 cubic meters of LNG and a production capacity of 3.75 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.


Livorno is one of Italy’s most important ports from a commercial, tourist and industrial perspective. It was therefore necessary to prepare special protective measures both to safeguard the bathing season and comply with the environmental restrictions that characterize the zone. Furthermore, the morphology of the terrain and the proximity to the Meloria Shoals (a protected area located in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park) required the adoption of further precautionary measures like the transplant of the Posidonia oceanica meadows before operations commenced.

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