Lima, January 25, 2022. Repsol is working closely with civil society and Peruvian authorities to advance as quickly as possible in the remediation of the areas on the Peruvian coast affected by the oil spill.
The company is in continuous contact with the affected communities to understand their needs and give them the support they require. During these past days, Repsol has been in constant communication with the local authorities of Ancon and Santa Rosa, as well as with fishermen’s and merchants’ associations in the affected areas. The company has been implementing initiatives to respond to their immediate needs. Other proposals will be added according to the requirements to contribute to implementing long-term agreements.
In addition, Repsol has intensified its collaboration with the Parque de las Leyendas Zoo, where the work of sheltering and caring for rescued animals is being centralized. The company relies on the services of AIUKÁ, an organization specialized in the care of animals, in coordination with the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (SERFOR). We have been delivering food for the animals and in the next few days we will be supplying new materials to care for the fauna, such as living areas, towels, detergent, pools, and specific gloves for the caretakers.
In the last few hours, new meetings have been held with the Minister of Energy and Mines and with the Environmental Evaluation and Control Agency (OEFA) to communicate the progress that has been made in all areas of action. Repsol sends information daily to the Ministry of the Environment and the OEFA, communicating the progress of the action plan presented to the authorities, which foresees the conclusion of the cleanup work at the end of February.
We are in contact with the National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy (SNMPE) to add support to speed up the cleanup tasks as much as possible through additional suppliers.
Progress in remediation
We currently have more than 2,200 people participating in the cleanup of the sea and the coastline, in addition to 300 members of the Peruvian military assigned to these tasks. Today the incorporation of 225 additional people is expected. All personnel are trained for the work and have the corresponding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Repsol currently has 73 units of heavy machinery, nine skimmers (marine cleaning equipment), 27 large vessels, 90 small vessels, and nine floating tanks for the cleanup activities. The company has installed offshore containment barriers totaling 4,440 meters between the Cavero and Faro Chancay beaches.
Repsol has removed a total of 10,386 m3 of compromised sand – between that which has already been taken to La Pampilla refinery and that which is stockpiled on the beaches – to be treated. This material is equivalent to more than 2,000 containers.
We continue constant land, sea, and air monitoring to control the progress of the activities and identify possible new affected areas.
Repsol’s commitment to the cleanup work is absolute, as is its support for the local population and the attention to the fauna.