Snam is one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure operators and one of the largest Italian listed companies in terms of market capitalization. The company’s sustainable and technologically advanced network guarantees security of supply and promotes development in the areas in which it operates, while also contributing to promote the energy transition. Through its international subsidiaries, it operates in Albania (AGSCo), Austria (TAG, GCA), China (Snam Gas & Energy Services Beijing), France (Terēga), Greece (DESFA) and the United Kingdom (Interconnector UK). Snam is also one of the main shareholders of TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline), the final section of the Southern Energy Corridor.
The company has the most extensive transmission network among European peers (over 41,000 km including international activities) and greatest natural gas storage capacity (ca. 20 billion cubic meters, including international activities). It is also one of the main regasification operators in Europe, an activity it carries out through its Panigaglia terminal and its stakes in the Livorno (OLT) (*) and Rovigo (Adriatic LNG) plants in Italy and in the Revithoussa (DESFA) plant in Greece, with a total pro rata regasification capacity of around 8.5 billion cubic metres per year.
As part of its new €6.5 billion plan to 2023, Snam will invest €1.4 bn in the SnamTec (Tomorrow’s Energy Company) project, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of its activities by promoting innovation and contribute to decarbonisation. Through this project, Snam aims to reduce methane emissions by 40% by 2025 and direct and indirect CO2 equivalent emissions by the same amount by 2030 and to invest in new energy transition businesses. These include sustainable mobility (compressed – CNG and bio-CNG – and liquefied – LNG and bio-LNG – natural gas distributors, Small Scale LNG), infrastructure for biomethane from organic waste and agricultural and agro-industrial waste, and energy efficiency services tailored to apartment buildings, the public administration and industry. Promoting the use of renewable gases, Snam was also the first European company to test the introduction of hydrogen blended with natural gas in its network.
Snam’s business model is based on sustainable growth, transparency, the promotion of talent and diversity and the social development of regions through the initiatives of Fondazione Snam.
(*) The acquisition of a 49.07% share of the OLT regasification terminal was completed on 26 February 2020.