Growth Drivers

Growth Drivers

Snam pursues a sustainable model of growth, in order to create value through these main strategic drivers: gas infrastructure development, energy transition and decarbonisation, and digitalisation.


Transport: €6.3 bn

  • Upgrading the Adriatic Line, to enhance South-North flows. The project is composed of three pipe sections from Sulmona to Minerbio, of which two finally authorized, and a compressing station in Sulmona, authorized as well
  • Replacement of >1,000 km pipelines 
  • Net zero investments, technological innovation & network digitalization.

Storage: €1.3 bn

  • Expand and upgrade storage sites
  • First investments in Alfonsine new storage field (Ravenna).

LNG: €1.4 bn

  • Purchase of two floating regasification units and related infrastructure investments.
  • Small Scale LNG infrastructures.

Long term RAB growth

Growth above 5% on average per year in 2022-2026 (above 2.5% in the previous plan)


H2 asset readiness

Investments to develop and modernise Snam’s transport and storage infrastructure are made with a view to “H2 asset readiness”, whereas certification on the existing network continues and is expected to reach 3,000 km by 2026 from 750 km in 2022, as well as assessment on storage, compression stations and measurement systems.

For the 2022-2026 period, Snam’s investments in energy transition activities will amount to €1 bn.

Biomethane (Bioenerys)

  • Focus on segments with highest return (agricultural feedstock)
  • Synergies with Small Scale (bio)LNG and Downstream LNG
  • Support from new biomethane decree, relying also on PNRR funds

Investments in biomethane in the 2022-2026 plan amount to approx. 550 million euros and include plants in operation by 2026 for more than 100MW (with an expected output of about 200 million cubic metres). To date, Snam has built a solid platform in this segment with around 40MW of biogas and biomethane plants operational by end 2022 and has strengthened its role as an industrial-scale developer. 


  • Leveraging on Public funding contributions as key enablers
  • H2 network readiness and blending as system service
  • R&D of innovative technologies

Within the plan’s horizon, 100 million euros are planned to be invested in hydrogen also through funds allocated by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) to contribute in preparing the domestic ecosystem to the use of hydrogen.
Our partnership with De Nora has been further developed through the construction of a Gigafactory for the production of electrolysers in Italy; for this project the EU Commission, through the IPCEI Hy2Tech programme,
greenlighted a financial support within a threshold of 63 million euros.

CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage)

Is considered a necessary technology to meet global decarbonisation targets, and Snam is allocating approx. 120 million euros of investments to it over the period covered by the plan. As a major European player in the transport and storage of molecules, Snam is uniquely positioned to transfer this expertise to CO2 transport and storage, and it aims at leveraging on its holdings in companies such as British Storegga with CCS projects in the UK and Anglo-Irish company DCarbonX specialised in molecules storage to support decarbonisation. Last December, Snam, in collaboration with Eni, launched the first CCS project in Italy, which involves CO2 capture taken from Eni’s Casalborsetti plant to be injected into a depleted reservoir in the Adriatic Sea, off the coast of Ravenna. A project leading up to further development in support of hard-to-abate industries in the Po Valley.

Energy efficiency (Renovit)

Investments for approx. 200 million euros are planned for the 2022-2026 period.

  • Focus on Long-term Energy Performance Contracts
  • Increasing visibility on revenues: backlog growth from 1.6bn€ in 2022 to 2.9bn€ in 2026


  • Speed-up dual-fuel compressor station, giving priority to equipment that brings gas from South to the North of the country.
  • Efforts to reduce methane emissions will continue (-43% in 2022 compared to 2015, in line with the plan and the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) targets
  • Efforts were made on Scope 3 emissions: about 30% of our tenders have been awarded through processes that included ESG criteria, and most of our associates have already set decarbonisation targets

By 2026, Snam’s key role as an enabler for the reduction of third-party emissions through Renovit’s energy efficiency projects, BioEnerys’ biomethane production (and in the future, the decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors through hydrogen transported in our network) is evident. By 2025, avoided emissions are expected to multiply almost sevenfold, from 70 ktons of CO2 avoided per year to around 500ktons. Alongside our goals to reducing emissions, our commitment to the other sustainability areas that are part of the Snam ESG Scorecard as well as actions implemented also in collaboration with the Snam Foundation on the dimensions of the Just Transition remain confirmed.

  • SnamTEC: >50 active projects
  • Focus on costs efficiency, preparing for ROSS (new regulation based on total expenditure capex + opex)
  • Flexibility & effectiveness for output based incentives




SnamTEC is the Group’s innovation and digitalisation programme to which approx. 450 million euros of investment will be allocated over the period covered by the plan. The programme groups 52 projects into four main areas: security, asset resilience, process optimisation and activities to improve business sustainability, and enables, predictive maintenance and project optimisation, among other functions, so to minimise project costs and downtime, thereby contributing to security and continuity of supply.

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