The Brindisi multi-company petrochemical plant was founded in 1960, with the launch of Montedison’s cracking and chlor-alkali facilities, followed by polyethylene, polypropylene, butadiene, dichloromethane/CVM/PVC and polyurethane intermediate production at a later stage. In the beginning of the 1980s, the plants were gradually transferred to EniChimica, then in charge of the companies belonging to the Anic group. In 1991, after the Enimont operation, all of Montedison residual operations were transferred to Enichem Anic. Eni’s management – which was a public company at the time – ensured the continuity of the site, within the rescue and relaunch of strategic sectors for the Country. Starting from 1999, Enichem (since 2003 Syndial, and today Eni Rewind) has undertaken the reclaiming of the areas inherited from Montedison, and of those that were transferred over the previous decade to Dow, Polimeri Europa (Versalis) and EniPower. The petrochemical area – which spreads over 450 hectares – falls within Brindisi’s Site of National Interest, which also includes the Regional Natural Reserve of Punta della Contessa salt pans.
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Origin of areas
Surface area of the Sulcis Iglesiente Guspinese Site of National Priority, of which ~323 are owned by Eni Rewind
~ € 138 million
Environmental costs at 2022
CAPEX ~ € 95 million
OPEX ~ € 6 million
Annual management costs
~ 1,490,000 m³
Water treated in 2022
~ 590,000 m³
Water recovered in 2022
Our activities in Brindisi
In the Brindisi multi-company site, Eni Rewind manages the environmental remediation of the areas under its ownership, both inside (around 122 hectares) and outside the petrochemical plant (around 201 hectares), as well as those under a mandate from other companies based at the site. As regards the internal areas, Eni Rewind has completed the environmental interventions of the former Anic landfills and of the enclosed south and south-west areas, with the planning of a series of operations for contaminated tracts of lands currently underway. The activities in the external areas involve the Micorosa area, the protected oasis and a portion of the macro-area E. The company has also completed the demolition of the industrial building P17, of the fuels facilities, of Enipower’s plants, and of some further unused buildings. For the remediation of the water table, Emergency Safety Measures (MISE) have been in place since 2006, consisting of 76 pumping wells and 368 piezometers, which make up the monitoring network.
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We have carried out environmental remediation and regeneration activities in former industrial and brownfield sites.