Il gas naturale arriva anche a Tissi: Medea converte la rete cittadina da Gpl a metano che sarà alimentata da un deposito criogenico di Gnl

Questa conversione fa seguito a quelle già completate di Putifigari (bacino 7), Berchidda e Ittireddu (bacino 9) 

Sassari, 23 febbraio 2021 – Da oggi anche Tissi è raggiunta dal metano. Medea (Gruppo Italgas) ha, infatti, convertito la rete cittadina precedentemente alimentata a Gpl e ha messo in esercizio un deposito criogenico di gas naturale liquefatto al servizio delle condotte, in grado di garantire continuità e massima flessibilità di approvvigionamento.

L’impianto, della capacità di 30 metri cubi, è composto da un serbatoio criogenico che contiene il gas naturale liquefatto a una temperatura di -160°C, dei vaporizzatori per riportare il gas allo stato originario, un’apparecchiatura per la riduzione della pressione del gas a monte dell’immissione in rete e, infine, un locale di telecontrollo per la gestione in sicurezza del sito. Per il collegamento del nuovo deposito alle reti esistenti è stato inoltre realizzato un nuovo tratto di infrastruttura di circa un chilometro.

Sulla rete di Tissi sono presenti oltre 200 utenze attive, circa la metà delle quali ha già completato le procedure per l’allacciamento al metano. Altre hanno sottoscritto la manifestazione di interesse e sono alle fasi propedeutiche. Questa conversione fa seguito a quelle già completate nei comuni di Putifigari (bacino 7), Berchidda, Ittireddu (bacino 9) e quella in corso di Urzulei (bacino 22).

Entro aprile, sarà la volta anche di Perdasdefogu (bacino 22), Usini, Uri (bacino 7) e Ozieri (bacino 9). Per questi ultimi tre, la Società sta già realizzando altrettanti depositi criogenici di Gnl.

Grazie alle conversioni portate a termine e a quelle in programma nelle prossime settimane – ha commentato l’Amministratore Delegato di Medea, Francesca Zanninotti sono sempre di più le aree della Sardegna raggiunte dal gas naturale. Parallelamente, come previsto dal nostro programma di metanizzazione dell’isola, abbiamo già realizzato nei territori in concessione 815 chilometri di reti native digitali dotate di sensoristica integrata e predisposizione per il passaggio della fibra ottica. L’arrivo del metano in Sardegna può fornire un importante sostegno al tessuto economico locale, dando nuova linfa alle attività produttive e creando nuovi posti di lavoro nell’indotto. Infine, non va dimenticato che la transizione al gas naturale rappresenta un vantaggio prima di tutto per i cittadini poiché, oltre a essere una fonte energetica sostenibile, garantisce importanti risparmi in bolletta”.

Attraverso Medea, società di distribuzione del Gruppo, Italgas è presente in 17 dei 38 bacini in cui è divisa la Sardegna, compresi i principali capoluoghi. Sull’isola, Italgas ha cominciato a operare nel 2017 attraverso l’acquisizione di diversi operatori e concessioni. I lavori per la realizzazione delle nuove reti digitali sono in stato avanzato in tutte le aree in concessione con l’80% di condotte attualmente già posate.

Da oggi online il nuovo Gas2Be: il portale unico dedicato alle Società di Vendita

Lavorare in ottica di partnership e impegnarsi insieme per un servizio sempre più rapido, efficiente e sicuro. Italgas prosegue il percorso di digitalizzazione e amplia i servizi presenti nel portale Gas2Be: la piattaforma online dedicata a tutte le Società di Vendita che operano sulla rete del Gruppo Italgas. Una novità che si inserisce nel processo di innovazione intrapreso da Italgas negli ultimi anni e che mira a rendere più veloci e più efficienti tutti i processi lavorativi a vantaggio di stakeholder e clienti finali.

Gas2Be diventerà l’unico ponte fra Italgas e le Società di Vendita, integrando al 100% tutte le funzionalità del portale GasOnLine: lo spazio virtuale in cui, fino a ieri, le Società di Vendita lavoravano quotidianamente.

Da luglio, grazie a Gas2Be, era già possibile per le Società di Vendita accreditarsi alla rete Italgas, per poi gestire le forniture dei propri clienti attraverso il portale GasOnLine. Da oggi Gas2Be diventa invece l’unico portale di riferimento, da cui le Società di Vendita potranno:

  • accreditarsi alla rete Italgas;
  • lavorare in maniera più semplice su tutte le reti del Gruppo Italgas, grazie ad un unico login;
  • inserire e gestire tutte le richieste di servizio per conto dei propri clienti;
  • tenersi aggiornati sulle iniziative promosse dal Italgas per le Società di Vendita;
  • dialogare e richiedere supporto al team Italgas attraverso SalesSupport, il canale di assistenza dedicato;
  • elaborare una serie di report sui PDR gestiti e liberi.

Digitalizzazione e attenzione alla relazione con le Società di Vendita, con l’obiettivo di dare un servizio più efficiente al cliente finale: ecco Gas2Be!

Results of the Tender Offer launched by Italgas on its 2022 and 2024 Notes, purchased for a total nominal amount of about €256 million

Milan, 15 February 2021 – The Tender Offers launched by Italgas S.p.A. (rating BBB+ by Fitch, Baa2 by Moody’s) terminated with very positive outcome, having registered a percentage of attendance higher than 58% of the outstanding Notes due January 2022.

Including also the Notes due March 2024, the overall repurchase amounts to nominal €255,672,000.

The transaction, which is the second Liability Management exercise carried out by Italgas, has been announced last 5 February together with the dual-tranche bond issue with size of 500 million euros each, due February 2028 and February 2033 respectively. Thanks to the combined effect of these transactions, the Company managed to further reduce its refinancing risk while extending the average duration of its bond portfolio.

Based on the terms and conditions defined in the Tender Offer Memorandum dated 5 February 2021, below are the detailed results of the Tender Offers:

  • €750,000,000 0.500 per cent. Notes due 19 January 2022, whose outstanding amount is equal to nominal €268,360,000 (XS1551917245): purchased for a total nominal amount of €156,053,000. Upon completion of the transaction, the notes still outstanding will be in nominal amount equal to €112,307,000;
  • €650,000,000 1.125 per cent. Notes due 14 March 2024, whose outstanding amount is equal to nominal €480,945,000 (XS1578294081): purchased for a total nominal amount of €99,619,000. Upon completion of the transaction, the notes still outstanding will be in nominal amount equal to €381,326,000.

The results of the Tender Offers will be made available on the website of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange at www.bourse.lu.

Pursuant to the terms and conditions defined in the Tender Offer Memorandum, Italgas will settle for cash the amount due for the repurchased Notes tomorrow, 16 February 2021.

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Oltre a una veste grafica del sito totalmente rinnovata e semplificata, sul nuovo portale ogni cliente finale può subito visualizzare, già dall’homepage, le pratiche e le richieste aperte, capire a che punto del percorso si trovano ed essere subito informato sui prossimi passi. Il tutto per dare al cliente indicazioni sempre più precise, aggiornate e semplici da seguire.
I dettagli di ogni pratica o richiesta sono poi ancora più facili da esplorare dalla sezione dedicata “Le mie richieste”, da cui gli utenti possono seguire l’avanzamento e interagire con la pratica stessa quando necessario, ad esempio per caricare eventuali documenti o atti autorizzativi in pochi click, grazie a una procedura guidata.

Nella nuova versione di MyItalgas, gli utenti che hanno bisogno di assistenza possono accedere all’interno di una sezione di supporto ricca di risposte e informazioni utili relative alla gestione dei contatori, alle letture, ai preventivi, all’esecuzione dei lavori e molto altro. E Nel caso di ulteriori domande o necessità di inoltrare una segnalazione i clienti finali potranno farlo direttamente online, sempre da MyItalgas.

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Natural gas arrives in southern Sardinia: Medea puts another 130 km of native digital networks into operation in the basins around Cagliari

Activation began in Ussana and will end on February 17th in Villaperuccio. It involves over 6,500 potential customers in basins 26, 27, 35 and 37 adjacent to basin 38 in the regional capital.

Cagliari, 11 February 2021 – In the last few days, work has begun on the commissioning of a further 130 kilometres of native digital networks serving eight municipalities in southern Sardinia, included in basins 26, 27, 35 and 37 adjacent to basin 38 in Cagliari, which is also under concession to the Italgas Group.

These include the towns of Ussana, Nuraminis, San Sperate (basin 37), Serrenti, Sanluri (basin 27), Barrali (basin 26), Masainas and Villaperuccio (basin 35) which, by February 17th, will be reached by natural gas. Here, as in the other basins under concession, Medea (Italgas Group) has built new distribution networks equipped with integrated sensors for remote control, as well as preparation for optical fibres.

The networks will initially be supplied by tank wagons, while waiting the installation of the already planned cryogenic LNG (liquefied natural gas) deposits, which will guarantee continuity of service and maximum flexibility in the provision of methane.

In the eight municipalities, with a total of approximately 32,000 inhabitants, the company has already carried out approximately 5,800 pre-settings and collected 6,500 expressions of interest in connecting to the network. The start of distribution activities was also promptly communicated to the Sales Companies so that they could proceed to sign the supply contracts.

Paolo Gallo, CEO of Italgas, commented: “Sardinia is the main hub for a new generation of infrastructure set to change the gas distribution paradigm in Italy and Europe and enhance significantly the energy transition. This network, the most advanced in the Country, will also be able to accommodate renewable gases such as biomethane, hydrogen and synthetic methane in the near future”.

Through Medea, a distribution company of the Group, Italgas is present in 17 of the 38 basins into which Sardinia is divided, including the main towns. On the island, Italgas began operating in 2017 through the acquisition of several operators and concessions. The works for the implementation of the new digital networks are at an advanced stage in all concession areas and the intervention has already contributed to the creation of more than 600 new jobs in the allied industries.

Italgas: 1 billion euros dual-tranche fixed rate bond issue successfully completed

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Milan, 5 February 2021 – Today Italgas SpA (rating BBB+ by Fitch, Baa2 by Moody’s) successfully priced a new dual tranche bond issue, due February 2028 and February 2033, both at fixed rate and for an amount of 500 million euros each, annual coupon of 0% and 0.5% respectively, under its EMTN Programme (Euro Medium Term Notes) established in 2016 and renewed by resolution of the Board of Directors on October 5, 2020.

The transaction has gathered almost 3.4 billion euros of demand from a high quality and geographically diversified investor base. In particular, the 12-year tranche represents the corporate bond with the lowest coupon issued so far in Italy on that maturity.

Taking advantage from favorable market conditions, the Company carried on its process of cost of debt optimization and refinancing risk reduction, further extending the average duration of the bond portfolio.

Joint Bookrunners of the placement, restricted to institutional investors only, were BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Unicredit Bank AG, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., Crédit Agricole CIB, Goldman Sachs International, Mediobanca S.p.A and Morgan Stanley.

The bond will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and the proceeds will be partially used to repurchase part of the two bonds maturing in 2022 and in 2024 subject to the tender offers launched this morning.

Details of the two tranches are as follows:

Amount: 500 million euros

Maturity: 16 February 2028

Annual coupon: 0%

Issue price: 98.866%

Amount: 500 million euros

Maturity: 16 February 2033

Annual coupon: 0.5%

Issue price: 98.995%

Italgas launches a new dual-tranche fixed rate bond issue with 7 and 12-years maturity and announces invitation to purchase an amount up to 300 million Euros of its 2022 and 2024 Notes

Milan, 5 February 2021 – Italgas S.p.A. (rating BBB+ by Fitch, Baa2 by Moody’s) has launched this morning a new dual-tranche fixed rate bond issue, with respective maturities of 7 and 12 years, for an amount of 500 million Euros each.

Joint Bookrunners of the placement, restricted to institutional investors only, are BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Unicredit Bank AG, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., Crédit Agricole CIB, Goldman Sachs International, Mediobanca S.p.A and Morgan Stanley.

At the same time, the Company has announced two Tender Offers addressed to holders of the following Notes issued by Italgas S.p.A. under its Euro Medium Term Note Programme:

  • €750,000,000 0.500 per cent. Notes due 19 January 2022, whose outstanding amount is equal to nominal €268,360,000 (XS1551917245);
  • €650,000,000 1.125 per cent. Notes due 14 March 2024, whose outstanding amount is equal to nominal €480,945,000 (XS1578294081).

The target overall amount accepted will be determined by Italgas considering the tender maximum amount up to €300,000,000 and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer Memorandum dated 5 February 2021, subject to the applicable offers and distributions’ limitations.

The launch notice of the Tender Offers is available on the website of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange at www.bourse.lu

BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan AG and Unicredit Bank AG are acting as Dealer Managers.

Transaction’s results will be announced to the market in the coming days. Italgas will pay the overall amount by cash.

The transactions are part of Italgas’ strategy to optimize its debt structure and extend the financial maturity profile of the Company.

GD4S General Assembly confirms Paolo Gallo (CEO Italgas) as President of the Association

During a meeting with Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of the Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, the Association representatives reaffirmed the strategic role of gas grids as a driver for energy transition, as well as the importance of technological innovation in monitoring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Brussels, 2 February 2021 – At their Annual General Assembly earlier today, GD4S, the Association comprising seven major operators in the gas distribution sector in Europe, confirmed Paolo Gallo (Italgas) for a second year as President of the Association.

I am honoured to continue my journey at the helm of GD4S comments Paolo Gallo and I would like to thank the other members for their confidence in me. In spite of the challenges posed by the pandemic, GD4S had a very full agenda last year. During 2020, the Association was further strengthened, becoming the main representative of natural gas distributors in Europe. In the months ahead, GD4S will continue to promote the development and integration of renewable gases, such as hydrogen and biomethane, which are crucial to the energy transition. Thanks to their extensive reach in Europe, our networks are strategic and essential for the decarbonisation of the economy, especially in sectors like energy transport and storage. The Association also confirms its commitment to the control and mitigation of methane emissions through technological innovation and the digitalisation of the networks, key factors for improving the monitoring, measurement and mitigation of emissions“.

In advance of the Assembly, representatives of the Association met with Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of the Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans. During the meeting, Paolo Gallo, Dan Pantilie, CEO of Distrigaz Sud Retele (Romania), Denis O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Gas Networks Ireland (Ireland), Narciso De Carreras, CEO of Nedgia (Spain), Catherine Leboul-Proust, Strategy Chief Officer of GRDF (France), Gabriel Sousa, CEO of Galp Gás Natural Distribuição (Portugal) and Leonidas Bakouras, General Manager of Eda Thess (Greece) highlighted the Association’s position on the strategic role of gas grids in the process of energy transition and decarbonisation of the EU, and confirmed the distribution operators’ commitment to mitigate methane emissions.

Diederik Samsom highlighted the importance of integrating energy sources and agreed on the long-term strategic role of gas networks in the process of European decarbonization. Gas infrastructures will be used to receive and distribute renewable gases such as hydrogen, biomethane and synthetic methane, even in 2050 when the energy transition is complete. At the same time, Samson reminded DSOs that controlling emissions and saving energy are key elements in supporting an effective path to sustainability.

GD4S is planning a number of important initiatives for 2021, including the development of a ‘Sustainability Charter’, to define the Association’s commitment to sustainability, and the publication of a White Paper, reporting GD4S’ positions on all relevant policy issues. The ‘Sustainability Charter’, will outline a roadmap with specific milestones for the fulfilment of GD4S members’ long-term sustainability goals, in line with what has been established by the EU for the achievement of a carbon neutral economy. The White Paper, due for imminent publication, provides a comprehensive overview of how gas grids can be strategically used to achieve EU and national decarbonisation commitments. Highlighing specific case studies to illustrate the actions taken by operators, it clearly demonstrates GD4S’ commitment to the European Green Deal.

In the context of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Association highlighted the importance of establishing common guidelines for network operators to measure methane emissions occurring on their infrastructure.

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