PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

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.

NETCON PROJECT

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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ATHENEA PROJECT

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.

SAVEMAR PROJECT

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 are moving forward to develop this new and advanced prevention and response system, covering potential cases of sea and air chemicals contamination (SNPP). Our facilities will have an App that will facilitate the decision-making process in our terminals by assessing the risk of the operations at all times, providing action protocols and response strategies, and, in the event of contamination, modeling the trajectory of the spill both at sea and in the atmosphere.  

This project is funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the 2017 Challenges-Collaboration program of the State Program for Research, Development, and Innovation Focused on Society’s Challenges, under the framework of the 2013-2016 State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation with file number RTC-2017-6642-2.

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