Meet Coral Sul FLNG, the sophisticated floating gas production and liquefaction plant being built in South Korea. The 140,000 ton hull recently entered the water for the first time, converting the heavy-duty plant into a ship. In 2021, it will leave for Mozambique, in East Africa.
This month, Eni launched a totally redesigned website. Its aim is to explain the world of energy and the challenges ahead in the energy transition. "The new eni.com symbolises the transformation Eni is undergoing, in which innovation plays a fundamental role," says Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni.
5G is coming soon. Already widespread in much of China, the next generation of mobile data transmission is being tested in cities across America and Europe. It will be 100 times faster than 4G/LTE and unleash a tidal wave of smart devices. Doctors will use it to carry out surgery remotely, taking advantage of its low latency to precisely control robots. Designers and lawyers will work remotely too, through shared virtual realities, and scientific experiments will be carried out over long distances, allowing scientists at opposite corners of the world to take part in common research projects.
At its plant in Mantua, Italy, Eni's chemical company Versalis has developed a new kind of expanded polystyrene, commonly known as styrofoam. It requires lower emissions and energy consumption, and it even resists breaking into little flecks and styrofoam balls. This new polystyrene was designed and produced specifically with reuse in mind, and for some applications it can be reused several times.
Scientists, engineers and technologists are turning to nature in search of solutions to climate change. Biomimicry is now being applied in the energy sector, medicine, architecture, communications, transport and agriculture in a bid to make human life on this planet more sustainable and limit the impacts of global warming. New inventions have been inspired by humpback whales, kingfishers and mosquitoes.
Water is the basis of life. Safe and reliable access to this primary resource is essential. The construction of the Waru well in Nigeria is a tangible example of Eni's commitment to local sustainable development.
This is a crucial time for the world of energy and for our civilization: The transition from fossil fuels to renewables is proceeding with small but relentless steps. Eni is working on this switch in many of the countries it operates, which are already experiencing the benefits of such a change. If we want to ensure the world a sustainable future, renewables are the only answer.
To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan has opened the largest permanent exhibition in the world dedicated to the Italian Renaissance master. Da Vinci's works transformed art, science and technology for future generations. Transformation is a cornerstone of Eni's strategy, which is why Eni has joined forces with the National Museum of Science and Technology to support STEM education and inspire students through da Vinci's works.