- Cepsa closes 2022 with a scheduled shutdown at its industrial facilities in San Roque
Cepsa's San Roque Energy Park has resumed its normal activity after the end of its scheduled shutdown, which has meant a month of intense work for Cepsa's professionals and auxiliary companies.
During the shutdown, where no accidents with casualties have been recorded, as a result of Cepsa's commitment to safety, maintenance work and statutory inspections were done, and new equipment was installed in some of the units, aimed at increasing safety, lowering emissions into the atmosphere, improving efficiency, and raising the plants’ levels of innovation and technology. The improvement projects have involved an investment of 12.5 million euros. In the development of all these projects, together with Cepsa's own personnel, more than 1,400 professionals from 50 auxiliary companies, mainly from Campo de Gibraltar, have participated .
Rosendo Rivero, director of the San Roque Energy Park, thanked all the people involved in this shutdown for their effort and dedication, and especially for their commitment to safety. Before entering the site, and as required by Cepsa, everyone who was involved in the project received a safety and prevention course from Cepsa, to complement the training provided by their respective companies.
Cepsa routinely carries out scheduled shutdowns of its units to perform intensive maintenance work and inspections that normally cannot be carried out with the units in operation. These projects allow the company to have modern, safe, efficient facilities with an integrated technical capacity.
Shutdowns require detailed prior planning over several months, with meetings between the departments and the auxiliary companies. This coordination, together with the rigorous control of daily tasks, is essential to guaranteeing the safety of people and plants to have modern, safe, efficient facilities and an integrated technical capacity.
The shutdowns are part of Cepsa's commitment to the safety of people and facilities and to sustainability and environmental protection, linking to the 2030 Positive Motion strategy, through which Cepsa will invest up to 8 billion to drive the energy transition and become the leaders in sustainable mobility, green hydrogen and advanced biofuels in Spain and Portugal by 2030, putting customers at the center of our activity and helping them in their decarbonization.