Everything is prepared for the event that will serve as the beginning of the dismantling of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife refinery, a facility that became operational in 1930 hand in hand with Cepsa.
The Third Vice President and Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, will attend the start of the works in an act in which, in a symbolic way, the simulation of the removal of the first container will be carried out with a large crane.
As reported by the Canarian Government after the authorization of the works at the end of last January, the first phase of action includes the dismantling of non-operational units and the decontamination of the land on which the Santa Cruz de Tenerife refinery has been located, while the next one will focus on the environment where the crude oil storage tanks are located.
New storage park in place of the Santa Cruz refinery
The commissioning of a new storage park in the Port of Granadilla, for which Cepsa already has an administrative concession and it is expected to be a reality in 2025, together with greater use of other facilities that the company already has on the island, will allow the start of work on the second phase, which will entail the removal of the remaining equipment at the Santa Cruz refinery.
Despite the dismantling of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife refinery, whose work will be fully funded by the energy company, Cepsa still has two other facilities of this type on the Iberian Peninsula: one in Huelva and the other in Gibraltar-San Roque.