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Adriatic LNG announces COVID-19 safety measures

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Adriatic LNG has announced measures to guarantee its personnel’s safety and to safeguard its terminal’s operations, while continuing to assure natural gas supply to the Italian energy system.

In compliance with guidelines provided by competent authorities, the company is monitoring the evolution of Covid-19 outbreak and has been gradually implementing precautionary measures in order to ensure the health protection of all personnel at its premises.

With regards to the regasification terminal itself, thanks to the full availability of its emergency and safety measures, Adriatic LNG has reportedly adopted stringent regulations to protect personnel’s health and guarantee terminal’s ordinary operations. Standard operating protocols meant that strict regulations were already in place onboard the regasification terminal, but these have been strengthened further through the implementation of new measures, including the extraordinary sanitisation of rooms and surfaces, and the limitation of personnel access to common areas, in order to guarantee adherence to recommended minimum safe distances. In addition to this, offshore personnel have been undergoing precautionary screenings before boarding. These tests are being carried out by medical staff in compliance with appropriate protocols and are conducted at Adriatic LNG’s shore base located in Porto Viro.

Since late February, all employees working at the company’s shore base and Milan offices have been gradually requested to work at home. Only a minimum presence has been maintained at the shore base, in order to guarantee key functions.

“People’s health and safety are fundamental to Adriatic LNG", says Alfredo Balena, External Relations. “Thanks to the great commitment of company’s personnel, contractors and relevant authorities, we set up more stringent measures to protect personnel’s health and ensure the operations of the terminal, which is a strategic infrastructure for national energy supply. Despite the lower gas consumption registered at national level since February, the terminal has fully respected its annual unloading schedule: since the start of the year it has received 23 carriers and sent out into the national grid 1.87 billion m3 of natural gas.”

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