Company: Snamprogettisud S.p.A
Project: Taranto Refinery – Italy
Tratos & Snamprogettisud S.p.A cooperation
Tratos has supplied Snamprogettisud S.p.A, a subsidiary of oil and gas contractor Saipem, with a range of instrumentation cables for installation at the Taranto Refinery.
The Taranto Refinery, which began operation in the late 1960s and continues to adapt to meet the needs of the ever-changing oil market, mainly produces fuels for the automotive and residential heating markets in Southern Italy.
The contract to supply instrumentation cables was awarded to Tratos based on keen pricing, service, reliability and product quality. Tratos is renowned for quality cabling, ensuring its instrumentation cable is designed and manufactured to protect the transmitted signal from internal and external interferences and disturbances. The cables are suitable for installation in areas of intrinsic security and ant deflagrating, principally in the control of industrial processes, chemical and petroleum plants and electrical power plants.
In business since 1967, ENI’s refinery in Taranto has an authorized processing capacity of 6.5 million tonnes of crude oil and produces propane, butane, LPG blend, gasoline, diesel, jet fuels, fuel oils and bitumen. Over the years it has been subject to several upgrades, the last of which in 2009, with the construction of the hydrocracking plant.
The Taranto refinery supplies the petroleum product market in South-East Italy. links with the community The integration of the ENI refinery in Taranto with the surrounding area and with neighbouring regions has been particularly strong. It is a link that has manifested itself historically and is maintained through constant collaboration with the local institutions and community. Excellent examples can be seen in the relationships with the schools, the university and the world of scientific research.
The application of a transparent system to control and monitor performance levels with regard to health, safety and the environment, as well as the efficiency of the management systems adopted, enrich the relationships with the community in order to consolidate and strengthen a climate of mutual acceptance and trust in their respective areas of activity to coexist compatibly and synergistically.
About 500 resources work at the refinery in Taranto, which represents a real strength. Their hard work, propensity for change and professionalism effectively contribute to the pursuit of the most ambitious targets in terms of safety and respect for the environment. There is a medical clinic and fire fighting service within the refinery that provides 24-hour support.
Did you know?
The ENI refinery at Taranto has a balanced primary refining capacity of 120 thousand barrels/day.
Since 2013 the competent authorities have identified the refining facilities as being primarily responsible for the release of odorous substances whose presence in the air has been noted in various parts of the town.
The odorous substance identified as responsible for the bad smells noticed by the public is H2S, which is characterised by a low odour threshold (7ug/m3). Since no limit values for H2S, either for an industrial or an urban context, have been established in Italian legislation on pollution, it is impossible to find legal ways of dealing with this problem.
On 15 January 2016, emergency flares were activated at the ENI refinery in Taranto. This happened in 2015 too.
Tratos is very pleased to contribute toward achieving Goal 7 of the UN Global Goals to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 13: Climate Action, GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being, Goal 14: Life Below Water, and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.