The Ence biofactory in Pontevedra will begin its annual technical shutdown next Sunday, which will last until July 5.
During this shutdown, an ambitious work plan will be carried out to incorporate new technologies and improve existing ones, with an investment of approximately 14 million euros. Of this amount, close to 13 million euros correspond to investments destined to work to maintain the efficiency and excellence in sustainability of the biofactory. To this investment will be added more than 1 million euros of extraordinary investments, aimed at improvements in efficiency and digitization, to keep Ence Pontevedra at the forefront of its sector.
The safety and health of all people related to Ence’s activity represent a priority for the company. For this reason, compliance with all safety measures within the biofactory will be strictly supervised, in which more than 1,800 additional workers will operate during this shutdown in addition to the regular employees of the plant.
Ence is firmly committed to investing and creating activity in the Pontevedra region. For this reason, a large number of the auxiliary companies that will work during the technical shutdown are Galician, to which must be added other services such as accommodation or maintenance for workers, provided by businesses in the area of the city of Pontevedra.
For Ence, the technical stoppage of its biofactories is a key moment because during it several of the fundamental axes of its management model are optimized: environmental and safety excellence, sustainability of its operations, the continuous improvement of its results and facilities and social commitment to the environment.
In this sense, it should be remembered that this facility has been recognized with the “Nordic Swan” ecological label, in addition to the AENOR “Zero Waste” certificate; and its pulp has received the EU Ecolabel label. Likewise, its biomass has been accredited under the “SURE” scheme, which ensures its sustainability.