historic day. That has been the most repeated phrase by the authorities who have gathered this morning at the Santa Cruz Refinerywhich, with a symbolic act, began the dismantling of the industry in the capital.
A merox storage container has been the one that has served to show the work that, from today, will be carried out in the Refinery, and that will last until 2025, together with the decontamination of the land.
The Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, began her speech by thanking the families that have been part of the industry in its more than 90 years of life.
Ribera congratulated the city and encouraged the mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez, to “reorder the city” by opening up to the sea and without sustainability criteria.
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.