An important energy asset
The Revithoussa LNG Terminal is an important energy asset for Greece, providing security of energy supply, operational flexibility in the transmission system and increased capability to meet peak gas demand. The Terminal belongs among the thirteen (13) LNG terminals that operate today in the wider Mediterranean region and in Europe, as a whole. The Terminal is located on the islet of Revithoussa, in the gulf of Pahi at Megara, 45 km west of Athens.
Designed and operating in accordance with the strictest safety standards both for its employees and for the residents of the surrounding areas, the Terminal uses the most environmentally friendly technology. The LNG technology procedures and operations used are environmentally friendly and strictly compliant with Greek and European legislation. The highest safety standards and its respect for the environment are constantly verified and certified by independent operators. The facility is certified for the Quality Management System it applies (ISO 9001), its sound Environmental Management (ISO 14001) and its Occupational Health and Safety ManagementSystem (OHSAS 18001).
During its 18 years of operation, more than 300 LNG cargoes have been received and temporarily stored in the two tanks with a total capacity of 130.000 LNG m3. Afterwards, the LNG is gasified by the special cryogenic equipment of the installation (Cryogenic Boil-Off Gas Compressors, Open Rack Vaporizers, Submerged Combustion Vaporizers) and supplies the National Natural Gas Transmission System through the Entry Point of Agia Triada.
In October 2007, DESFA implemented one of the most significant investments for the country’s energy infrastructure by completing the 1st Upgrade of the LNG Terminal, increasing the loading capacity and gasification rate.
The Terminal’s strategic role was further enhanced in April 2009 with the installation and operation of a High Efficiency Cogeneration Unit (CHP) that uses natural gas as fuel, securing the Terminal’s electrical energy autonomy. The CHP is a high efficiency unit, with multiple benefits for the operation of the Temrinal and the protection of the environment, since it contributes to a total reduction of air pollutants by 77%.
The 2nd Upgrade of the LNG facility in 2018 is going to increase the total storage capacity of the Terminal to 225,000 m3 from 130.000 m3, the gasification rate by 40% at 1.400 m3 per hour from 1.000 m3 and will allow the docking of larger LNG cargoes.
In an international fast pacing environment, where energy plays a key role and aiming to the reliable and uninterrupted operation of the National Natural Gas System, DESFA invests in the continuous improvement of the facilities to the LNG Terminal Station. It reinforces one of Greece's most important energy infrastructure to effectively meet current and future energy needs of the regional and domestic market.