At Saggas we receive natural gas in liquid state (LNG) in LNG tankers from the liquefaction plants. These ships dock at the Saggas installation dock and unload by means of 3 specific arms for cryogenic liquids, with a fourth arm for the return of gas to the vessel.
The process conditions allow the LNG to be unloaded at a maximum flow rate of 12.000 m3/h. The current dock design allows us to accommodate ships of different sizes, from 20.000 m3 capacity to 265.000 m3 (Q-Max).
LNG unloaded from the tankers is stored in tanks at the plant. At Saggas we have four full containment tanks with a unit storage capacity of 150,000 m3.
The regasification process is carried out in the vaporisers. The plant has two types of vaporisers: 5 seawater, with a capacity of 200.000 Nm3/h each, and 1 submerged combustion, with a capacity of 150.000 Nm3/h.
After passing through an odorisation and measurement station, the natural gas produced in the vaporisers is placed into the Basic Network of Gas Pipelines.
The plant has a total capacity for loading 35 LNG road tankers per day, and this is used continuously 24 hours a day.