SAGGAS INCREASES ITS PRODUCTION BY 54% IN 2016

• In total, the plant has handled 2.3 million tons of LNG
• Saggas regasified and loaded in the cisterns 23% of the LNG introduced into the Spanish gas system

Valencia, March 8, 2017.- The Sagunto regasification plant, Saggas, which handled a total of 2.3 million tons of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) during 2016, has increased its production by 54%. Saggas has regasified 33,132 GWh compared to the 21,217 GWh it regasified in 2015. According to this data, Saggas regasified and charged 23% of the LNG introduced into the Spanish gas system, which in energy terms is equivalent to 88% of the natural gas demand of the Valencian Community.

During 2016 Saggas has downloaded 2,303,506 tons of LNG, equivalent to 34,998 GWh of energy. In total, the plant has unloaded 51 tankers coming from, for the most part, Algeria and Nigeria.

Sagunto regasification plant
Saggas currently has a storage capacity of 600,000 m3 of LNG in its four tanks and 1,000,000 m3 / hour in regasification. This production capacity would serve 32% of the national gas demand in 2016. The Sagunto regasification plant is a key energy infrastructure because of its strategic location in the Mediterranean arc and its proximity to producing countries in Africa and the Middle East.

In addition to energy production, the regasification plant has focused management on compliance with its zero accident policy and its environmental commitment. In line with this commitment to achieve sustainable economic activity, the company has voluntarily joined the Community Management and Environmental Audit Scheme of the European Union (EMAS), being the first regasification plant in Spain to achieve this accreditation. In addition, it is certified with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Safety and Health Management and the ISO 50001 Energy Management System.