Snam S.p.A., a European leader in the construction and integrated management of natural gas infrastructure, has launched an estimated € 33 million Euro (excluding VAT) call for tenders for the renewal of its car fleet to natural gas. Snam is the owner of Europe’s largest, most accessible pipeline network (32,455 km), one of the largest storage infrastructures in the European Union (16.5 bcm capacity) and of the first LNG terminal built in Italy.
The supply will be requested in a diffused way from each location allocated throughout the National Territory (at the premises of Snam, project management and peripherals, spread throughout the country including the Islands) without any restriction on quantity and number of requests. The tender specifies a three-year framework agreement for each lot, with a 12 month extension option included for most of the lots.
The tender is divided into 14 Lots (one optional):
- CAR – SEGMENT A – CIG 73066652B4
- CAR – TRACTION 4X4 – CIG 730666745A
- CAR – SEGMENT B – CIG 73066717A6
- CAR – SEGMENT C- CIG 7306676BC5
- CAR – SEGMENT C – CIG 7306677C98
- CAR – SEGMENT C – CIG 73066820BC
- CAR – SEGMENT C – CIG 7306685335
- VAN – SMALL – CIG 7306694AA0
- VAN – MEDIUM – CIG 7306706489
- VAN – LARGE – CIG 73067118A8
- VAN – LARGE – CIG 7306720018
- PICK-UP – 4X4 TRACTION – CIG 73067221BE
- PICK-UP – 4X4 TRACTION – CIG 7306725437
- CAR – SEGMENT D – CIG 73067286B0
Contract details are available from Snam’s supplier portal at fornitori.snam.it/tamtamy/permalink/accordo-quadro-per-la-fornitura-di-automezzi-ad-uso-aziendale.action
Snam, together with Italian energy supplier Eni, in late 2017 revealed details of the first contract arising out of a framework agreement signed in May 2017 for the development of natural gas service stations in Italy, which is part of a set of initiatives promoting sustainable mobility. More than 300 natural gas filling stations are planned, increasing the nation’s gaseous supply infrastructure by more than 30%.
The Snam-Eni announcement, together with the abovementioned tender, demonstrates Snam’s commitment to operating with reduced impact on the environment. The moves are also likely to stimulate growth in the number of NGVs on Italy’s roads well beyond the more than 1 million currently operating.
The tender deadline is February 16th.
Snam currently operates about 1500 fleet vehicles.