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Repsol Oil Refinery & Dow Chemical Works, Tarragona, Spain

Port of Tarragona Industrial Complex

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Self Activating Flood Barriers installed to protect from flooding

THE PROBLEM

Although Spain is Europe’s warmest country, torrential downpours can cause flash flooding, particularly in northern parts of the country.

In Tarragona, which is just south west of Barcelona, a flood relief channel has been constructed to convey excess water from the River Ebro to the sea. This flood relief channel runs through an industrial complex at the Port of Tarragona which includes sites operated by Repsol Oil & Dow Chemicals.

Repsol's facility is a crucial centre for the company's European oil refining operations. Originally established in the 1970s, the Tarragona refinery has a total capacity of about 150,000 barrels per day. The Dow Chemical industrial complex has been in Tarragona since 1967 and now consists of two sub-polygons production factories; the site requires a dedicated fire station.

THE SOLUTION

To protect from flooding, UK Flood Barriers was contracted to install two Self Activating Flood Barriers in front of the access to the Repsol site & the Dow Chemical’s fire station.

The first measures 9m wide by 2m high and the second 8m wide by 1.5m high.

SAFB installation

SAFB Installation for Dow Chemical Fire Station

SAFB at Dow Chemical works fire station

SAFB Installation for Dow Chemical Fire Station

SAFB at Repsol site Tarragona

SAFB Installation for Repsol site

SAFB at Repsol site Tarragona

SAFB Installation for Repsol site

SAFB installation complete

Job complete!

TIMELINE

SAFB loaded for delivery
SAFB loaded for delivery

SAFB's loaded for delivery in the UK.

SAFB arrives in Tarragona, Spain

SAFB's arrive in sunny Tarragona, Spain.

iso 14001

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 9001

ISO 9001:2008

bsi kitemark

Kitemark Certified Survey & Installation

chas accredited

Chas Accredited

Guarantee Protection through GGFI

Guarantee Protection through GGFI

Contructionline

UK Register of
Pre-qualified construction services

UK Flood Partnership
Business In The Community