Italpetroli

Italpetroli

The Italpetroli group (now SoDeCo) manages the coastal oil depots in the ports of Civitavecchia, Vibo Valentia Marina, Gioia Tauro and Crotone, the latter two not operational. In Civitavecchia, the Italpetroli group has also built and manages the off-shore oil tower (SPM; Single-Point Mooring buoy) and the oil pipeline system that connects it to the coastal deposits of white petroleum products (petrol, diesel and jet-fuel) and to the TVS and TVN thermoelectric power stations, once fueled by heavy fuel oil.
Civitavecchia is the largest independent private depot in Italy in terms of overall potential storage capacity. Once part of the Sensi group, then of UniCredit, today of the Ludoil group, it is connected to the off-shore oil tower through a system of 14 km of 22” oil pipelines, partly off-shore, partly on-shore in the area of the two thermoelectric plants and the port.
The Civitavecchia depot serves the internal market for petrol and diesel, by refilling the products on tank trucks, and the Fiumicino international airport via a special oil pipeline.
For over 10 years Studio Santi has been providing the Italpetroli group with energy engineering and consulting services.

Our services

Feasibility studies/preliminary project
Feasibility studies/preliminary project
Definitive and executive projects
Definitive and executive projects
Construction management
Construction management
Testing
Testing
Safety coordination
Safety coordination
Due-diligence/lending engineering
Maintenance engineering
Technical-scientific advice
Technical-scientific advice
Fitness-for-purpose assessment
LUDOIL -Gruppo petrolifero

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What we have done

Feasibility studies/preliminary project
Definitive and executive projects
Construction management
Testing
Safety coordination

In 2009, comparing magnetic particle surveys made with intelligent pigs (MFL) carried out by Rosen Inspection Technology, Studio Santi discovered that the internal steel surface of the two oil pipelines called “K” and “P”, which are 14 km long and have an external diameter of 22”, was severely attacked by sulphate-reducing bacteria which were rapidly reducing its thickness in many points along the entire track. Studio Santi has therefore studied a rehabilitation intervention through the chemical and mechanical cleaning of the internal surface of the pipelines themselves, to restore the metal to the “almost-white” state (according to NACE 2 terminology), through brush pigs and batch acids and bactericides treatments, as well as to completely coat it with a special two-component epoxy resin of American production (DAFOE DEVCHEM 257), applied by batch between pig trains and with a design thickness of the dry film equal to 280 μm.The intervention was carried out in 2010 by the American firm IPS under the direction of Studio Santi and was perfectly successful. The metallurgy department of Sapienza University carried out the tests on the applied coating and, after more than 10 years, the pipeline system still continues to transport hundreds of thousands of tons of white petroleum products every year. The exceptional intervention was a worldwide case and was taken up by the international magazine World Pipeline in February 2011 with an article entitled “The Italian Job”.

Our Commitment to a Better Future

With over 600 MW of renewable energy plants, more than 3 million cubic meters of efficient buildings, over 43,000 investigations of requests for incentives in the Conto Termico, 15 years of appointments as Energy Manager for important state companies, Studio Santi is the ideal partner for organizations that intend to innovate their energy systems and direct them towards integral sustainability

Leonardo
GSE – Energy Services Manager
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