Since 2001, we have been engaged with Eni Rewind in an environmental clean-up of the Porto Torres industrial site. In 2010, again with Eni Rewind, we developed an environmental intervention plan, which was shared with the relevant authorities and local community and included in the Green Chemicals Protocol (2011). To ensure a sustainable approach to reclamation operations, the site has a plant for producing and distributing demineralised water. The recovery of water purified by groundwater treatment plants means the use of natural resources is limited.
To further support reclamation operations for sustainability projects, Eni Rewind has made available 500 of the 1,200 hectares it owns. As part of Progetto Italia, approximately 60 hectares of this will be designated as a new photovoltaic energy farm. Supporting the principles of a circular economy, this project will enable us to reclaim a brownfield site for new industrial purposes – in particular, the generation of renewable energy. Further initiatives involving renewables are being considered.