From Austria and Germany to learn more about SIOT on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the Port of Trieste: a delegation of stakeholders and media representatives came to Italy on 19 and 20 September to visit the strategic infrastructures that provide energy to the heart of Europe.
Welcomed by SIOT President and TAL Group General Manager, Alessio Lilli, and by Michael Cech, Managing Director OMV Supply & Trading Italia and President of the Coordination Committee TAL, the guests were able to visit the Tank Farm in San Dorligo della Valle and the Marine Terminal where, just about a month ago, the oil tanker Rava berthed; it is vessel number 20,000 in the history of SIOT and TAL.
To celebrate this important goal, artist Jan Sedmak created a special poster that was given to all the guests and authorities participating in the event.
The mayors of the three municipalities playing host to the TAL Group infrastructure were present in Trieste: Andreas Köll, Mayor of Matrei (AUT), Günter Resch, Mayor of Jochberg (AUT) and Christian Tauer, Mayor of Lenting (GER).
The visit by the delegation was the occasion to open the doors to the Italian press, that for the first time was able to see the Control Room and to discover all the details of the complex operating procedures and to speak with the members of the team that ensure uninterrupted efficiency of the pipeline 24h a day for 365 days a year.
“It has been a great opportunity to establish important relations with the regions hosting our pipeline – explained Alessio Lilli – to learn more about the place where energy starts its journey towards the heart of Europe. For this reason we are proud to be a “bridge” between Italy, Austria and Germany. We have organized the event in these days to play our part in the 300th anniversary celebrations of the Port of Trieste, a gateway that has contributed to give shape and substance to Europe for over three centuries”.