Do you know everything we do to protect the sea?

Our proactivity is the most important thing we do in protecting the marine environment. We focus especially on prevention through safety systems, continuous controls, and specific training for our professionals. Besides this, we develop research projects and prevention systems which allow us to act rapidly in the event of a spill.


We are leading the development of an intelligent network of fibre optic sensors to detect possible leaks at our maritime installations. By doing this we will be capable of immediately activating the protocols and controlling the effects of a spillage at sea.

This project has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Intelligent Growth Operating Program 2014-2020, which aims to bolster research, technological development and innovation.


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We have installed a pioneering prevention and response system at our three refineries. Using a powerful online tool we control the operations at our terminals and we calculate the trajectory of the spill in real time in the case of any marine contamination.


We are developing a navigation system to quickly contain spills that may happen close to our installations. The system allows to roll out effective contention barriers to stop the spill and in this way reduce the impact on the environment.

This project has been funded by the 2014 call corresponding to the subprogramme Challenges-Collaboration of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, within the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016, with number RTC-2014-2306 -5.

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SICMA project

We have evolved to develop this innovative and advanced prevention and response system to deal with marine and atmospheric potential pollution cases involving chemical substances. An app will help us to make decisions at our terminals, through continual operation risk assessment, providing action protocols and response strategies, and in modelling in the case of any contamination,  including its trajectory both in the sea and the atmosphere.


This project has been funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities under its 2017 Challenges–Collaboration program, as part of the National Plan on Research, Development and Innovation focused on Society’s Challenges, and within the National Plan 2013-16 for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation,  number RTC-2017-6642-2.