Lima, January 30, 2022. Repsol is bringing more than 200 additional tons of equipment to Peru by air, to be used in the clean-up of the areas affected by the oil spill. This represents a committed investment by Repsol of more than S/106 million (S/106,545,213 or US$27,776,443). Thus, Repsol has more equipment for the work it has been carrying out. We thank the customs authorities for their collaboration in processing the necessary permits to move the equipment to the beaches as soon as possible.
This new equipment is in addition to the equipment currently being used to respond to the spill. It will be used to strengthen the clean-up actions and will provide reserve equipment to ensure that 100% of the necessary equipment is available at all times. This is specialized equipment for the containment and clean-up of natural areas, including 30 skimmers, 3,770 meters of additional containment booms, 84,500 meters of absorbent material, and 30 storage tanks, among other state-of-the-art equipment.
The additional materials, purchased by Repsol, come from various countries such as the United States, Finland, Brazil, Colombia, and Dubai.
To date, we have installed more than 6,100 meters of containment barrier between the Cavero and Faro Chancay beaches. With the additional barriers, the company will have approximately 10,000 meters at its disposal.
For clean-up activities, Repsol currently has 144 units of heavy machinery, 10 skimmers (marine cleaning equipment), 32 major vessels, 44 smaller vessels, and 26 storage tanks. We have more than 2,000 people hired to clean the sea and the Peruvian coast. All personnel are trained for the work and have the corresponding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
In addition to the management of materials, Repsol has contracted the best international experts in the deployment of equipment in different phases of beach clean-up, through entities such as Lamor and Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL). These are two of the world’s leading providers of solutions to environmental incidents, who have been working with Repsol in the clean-up and remediation activities in the affected areas. The experts also carry out audits in all the affected areas, adapting strategies and materials with the aim of achieving better results and guaranteeing the safety of the people working in the clean-up work.
We reiterate our full commitment to the clean-up work, as well as our support for the community and the affected wildlife.