For Eni, the protection and preservation of the territory is a priority in its environmental policy and the company takes full responsibility for the remediation of the sites where it operates.
Thanks to the partnership between Eni Rewind and Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), the salt pans of Conti Vecchi are now accessible to the public. The saltworks and the industrial plant are harmoniously integrated: for the FAI it is the first experience of enhancing a still productive site.
A presentation was given of the 26 MWp photovoltaic plant being built at the industrial hub in Saline Conti Vecchi in the province of Cagliari. This is a prime example of a circular economy based on reducing emissions and reusing existing assets.
Total expenditure on remediations in 2018 amounted to approximately €375.53 million, an increase of 44% compared to last year. In particular, the increase is linked to soil and groundwater remediation activities of the E&P sector at the Centro Oli Val d'Agri (over €100 million). Also the expenditure incurred by Syndial, now Eni Rewind, a company specialized in the remediation of contaminated disused sites, increased in 2018 to over €173 million (€140 million in 2017). The volume of activity testifies to the complexity and variability of Eni’s business, which ranges from Sites of National and Regional Interest (refineries, petrochemical plants and disused sites), to points of sale in the R&M sector or well fields in the E&P sector. The reclamation activities are in line with the approved reclamation projects.