Repsol, as agreed with the authorities, delivered to the Ministry of the Environment the detailed action schedule for the cleanup of the area currently affected by the oil spill registered at the La Pampilla Refinery. According to the schedule, we expect to complete the cleanup of the beaches and the maritime area currently impacted by the end of February.
In the meantime, we continue to monitor the extent of the affected area of the sea and land with our equipment, as we have been doing, so that this schedule will be constantly updated and sent to the authorities.
For this work, we have the specialized advice of Aiuká Consultoría Ambiental, an internationally recognized company for the rescue of marine fauna in oil incidents, and ERM (Environmental Resources Management) for advice and control of the emergency. In addition, we continue to coordinate with SERFOR (National Forestry and Wildlife Service) and SERNANP (National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State). They are joined by LAMOR Corporation, specialized in beach cleaning.
Additionally, we would like to announce that:
1. To date, we have removed more than 1,580 m3 of compromised sand.
2. We are deploying more than 840 people trained for this cleaning work, equipped with personal protective equipment. In addition, we have 29 units of heavy machinery for this work and 5 ambulances have been made available in the area to attend to any medical situation.
3. The cleanup work includes the beaches of Costa Azul, Ventanilla, Cavero, Pachacutec, Bahía Blanca, Playa Chica, Playa Grande, Isla Mata Cuatro, Balneario Marina Sur, Balneario de la Marina, Norte Miramar, Pocitas and Conchitas.
4. For work at sea, we have 13 major vessels, 31 smaller vessels, three (3) skimmers and six (6) floating tanks.
5. On Thursday we attended a meeting with the President of the Council of Ministers, Mirtha Vásquez, to inform her of the progress and reiterate our commitment and actions taken to remedy the impact generated. We have also met at our facilities with the Minister of Energy and Mines, Eduardo Gonzalez; the Minister of the Environment, Ruben Jose Ramirez; and the Vice Minister of Environmental Management, Mariano Castro.
6. We have also reached an agreement with four (4) associations of fishermen in Ventanilla to provide support.
7. A large number of Repsol employees have expressed their desire to support the cleanup efforts.
Therefore, we have organized support groups of company volunteers who will be trained and provided with the necessary equipment (PPE) to contribute to different tasks. To them, our gratitude.
In accordance with its usual procedures, Repsol continues its internal investigation, previously initiated, to confirm the follow-up of the protocol foreseen in its contingency plan.
Once again, we reiterate our commitment to mitigate and repair the effects of the oil spill, generated by sudden and extraordinary anomalous waves produced by the volcanic eruption in Tonga. We reaffirm our commitment to respond effectively and transparently to the public and the competent authorities, prioritizing people and communities. Throughout the duration of the current situation, the company will rely on the advice of technical experts in the field and will provide all the necessary resources.
Lima, January 21, 2022