A first floating storage and regasification unit has been lined up for the Italian island of Sardinia as it prepares to put a multi-vessel plan for LNG imports into play.

Snam senior vice president LNG Elio Ruggeri, who was speaking at the World LNG Summit & Awards meeting in Rome, told TradeWinds the company is ready to award a contract for the FSRU which will be located at Portovesme in the south of the island.