We are carrying out safety and remediation measures at the site of national priority located in Tuscany.

Eni Rewind's commitment to the environmental remediation and regeneration of the Avenza industrial site

The former Agricoltura di Avenza plant covers 17 hectares. It is located in the Apuana industrial zone of Avenza in the municipality of Carrara, within the Massa Carrara Site of National Priority which was identified in 1999 and redefined in 2013*. Its story began in the 1940s with the construction of Rumianca's base chemical and fertiliser plants and continued with the transfer to the Sir group in 1968. The legal transfer to Eni in 1982 resulted in the Avenza site being managed first by ANIC and later by ANIC Agricoltura. During its very short period of management, ANIC Agricoltura concentrated on the production of fertilisers and herbicides. The other plants had been idle for years and were being dismantled. In the wake of a major incident in March 1984, operations were suspended and the plant permanently closed in June of the same year. In 2001, the site passed to Enichem (now Eni Rewind), which promptly took steps to implement safety measures and begin environmental proceedings for the remediation of the site.


*The Tuscany Region superseded the ministry of Environment as the owner of the remediation procedures for the areas excluded from the new delimitation, which are now part of the Site of Regional Priority (SRP). 

Our activities in Avenza

Eni Rewind started emergency groundwater safety measures in 2004, with the construction of a pump and treat system and a groundwater treatment plant (GTP). Between 2004 and 2005, the company performed emergency soil safety measures by covering and sealing contaminated areas, while regulating and collecting rainwater. The remediation project was approved in 2016, fifteen years after the start of the environmental process, and has led to the reinforcement of the groundwater treatment system. A year later, in 2017, the demolition of obsolete industrial plants was completed. The soil remediation project was approved in 2018 and is to be implemented progressively by plots, so as to ensure the steady availability of areas for new developments. The remediation activities were started in compliance with the procedures stated in the operational protocol for the execution and testing of excavations, which was approved by the Tuscany Region and other authorities in 2020 and revised in 2022. Lastly, in 2024 the company presented the soil characterisation plan and the remediation project for the aquifer of the former Italiana Coke site, within the Site of Regional Priority (SRP) of Massa Carrara, both under investigation.