Saggas invests 11 million euros to improve the productive and environmental efficiency of the plant

The commissioning of a compressor has avoided the emission of over 100,000 tCO2e into the atmosphere.

Saggas has registered its carbon footprint with the Spanish Office for Climate Change.

The Sagunto regasification plant, Saggas, has set up a compressor designed to improve the efficiency of the plant’s production system and reduce CO2 emissions. The installation, which involved an investment of over 11 million euros, allows the recovery of the gas generated when the plant is at low levels of production, thereby increasing the efficiency of the plant’s production process. Without this machine, the recovery of the gas is not possible and it would need to be burned in the refinery flare. The commissioning of a compressor has avoided the emission of over 100,000 tCO2e into the atmosphere.

In line with the environmental commitment at the plant, Saggas has registered its carbon footprint for the period 2013-2016 with the Spanish Office of Climate Change. During this period, the plant avoided the emission of a total of 15,844 tons of CO2e. The Sagunto regasification plant has participated in three voluntary compensation projects for greenhouse gas emissions for the period 2014-2017 through the voluntary cancellation of certified carbon reductions arising from Clean Development Mechanism projects registered at the United Nations. These projects help local communities in developing countries to generate opportunities for sustainable development, generating employment and increasing economic activity, improving air quality and favouring the transfer of technology. With the participation of their employees, Saggas has selected three projects which are located in Moldova (installation of modern new biomass and natural gas boilers), Bangladesh (increase in the number of solar home systems in rural areas) and Nepal (Installation of biogas units in homes in rural areas).

Sagunto regasification plant

This is jointly owned by Enagás Transporte, Osaka Gas UK and Oman Oil Holdings Spain. The plant currently has a storage capacity of 600.000 m3 of LNG in its four tanks, and 1,000.000 m3/hour in regasification. This production capacity would allow the plant to serve 32% of the national gas demand in 2017. The Sagunto regasification plant is a key facility for the Spanish energy sector due to its strategic location in the Mediterranean Arc and its proximity to producing countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Along with energy production, the regasification plant focuses its management on compliance with its zero accidents policy and its environmental commitment. In line with this commitment to achieving sustainable economic activity, the company voluntarily adheres to the EU Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme called “EMAS” and it is the first regasification plant in Spain to achieve this accreditation. It is also certified under ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, ISO 9001 Quality Management System, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management and ISO 50001 Energy Management System. In addition, the plant verifies its carbon footprint according to ISO 14.064 and has done so annually since 2013.