Client: ENEL SPA
Project: Porto Tolle power plant
On behalf of ENEL SpA we studied the costs related with the logistic chain aimed to supply coal to Porto Tolle power plant, located along Po river, and discharge the residual combustion products.
The main dimensions of the units involved in the chain have been optimized taking into account both the environmental limitations and the costs.
The proposal consisted in a floating offshore transhipment terminal aimed at receiving coal from ocean going vessels and transfer to smaller units suitable for navigation in shallow waters in the river passages.
We compared and highlighted pros and cons of the following alternatives for sea transportation:
♦ Self propelled unit
♦ Pusher tug connected to one barge
♦ Convoy of more barges and one pusher tug