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24 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 05:27 GMT+2

October 1, 2020

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Edison and Kuwait Petroleum present their project for a LNG depot in the port of Naples

Among the goals, to make the port of Naples a hub for trade in naval vehicles with less environmental impact

Today Edison and Kuwait Petroleum Italy (Q8), as part of the Naples Shipping Week, presented their project for establish a Small Scale coastal natural gas depot liquefied in the Darsena Petroli of the port of Naples ( 27 February 2018). Purpose of the initiative, for which it must be completed the administrative process for its implementation, it is to make liquid natural gas readily available as a maritime and land fuel throughout the Tyrrhenian area south-central and to make the port of Naples a pole of preferential attraction for the trafficking of smaller naval vehicles environmental impact by incentivising tourism and commercial sectors area.

Giuseppe Zappalà, MANAGING DIRECTOR of Kuwait Petroleum Italia, a company that already has a coastal storage for the unloading of petroleum products Darsena Petroli of the port airport, pointed out that "this investment in the South testifies to the confidence that our shareholders put in the Italian market and strengthens the link our company with the city of Naples where for years we have been a strategic supply reference player energy, a role that with this new project will be able to find a new impulse."

Pierre Vergerio, executive vice president Gas Midstream, Energy Management and Gas Infrastructures of Edison, explained that the project in the port of Naples is an integral part of the plan strategic development of the company that involves the creation of the the country's first LNG supply chain to make sustainable heavy, maritime and rubber transport. We're already vergerio pointed out that the first coastal depot in LNG in the port of Ravenna with PIR (Petrolifera Italo Rumena) and we aim to make a second one in that of Naples in partnership Kuwait Petroleum Italy which is a proven partner experience in the area and with complementary skills to ours."

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