During the works carried out yesterday in the infrastructure located 18 meters below the surface of the sea, a controlled upwelling of remnants of the spill of January 15 was generated. This work is being carried out in accordance with the procedure approved by the competent authority and is part of the investigation of the incident.
As has been publicly communicated by Osinergmin, this upwelling was contemplated, so the containment barriers, absorbent elements and skimmers were already in place in the area as a safety measure. In this way, the hydrocarbon was controlled.
Osinergmin’s report states: “During the planned maintenance works at Terminal No. 2 based on the procedure approved by the authority, there was an upwelling of remaining product in the line, which was duly contained in the barriers deployed as established in the procedure. This report is for information purposes. It was foreseeable and reasonable that this could happen and therefore all the necessary means were ready to guarantee the containment of the product and with all the necessary resources in the area.”
Finally, we confirm that the Multibouy Terminal 2 has been inoperative since January 15, so a new oil spill is ruled out.
Lima, January 26, 2022