The Ence Pontevedra biofactory will start its annual technical stop next Monday

The Ence Pontevedra Biofactory will begin this coming Monday, January 17, its annual technical shutdown, which is expected to last until January 25.

During the shutdown, an ambitious work plan is carried out to incorporate new technologies and improve existing ones, in order to continue reinforcing its efficiency, reliability and environmental excellence. In addition, as usual, along with the work aimed at maintaining the biofactory, the technical interruption will be used to reinforce its efficiency and sustainability.

The safety and health of all people related to Ence’s activity represents a priority for the company. For this reason, compliance with all security measures within the biofactory will be rigorously supervised, through a robust campaign of Preventive Security Observations by the chain of command.

In addition, due to Covid-19, the company will apply its strict security protocol against the pandemic to all workers, both those who work directly at Ence Pontevedra, and those who, additionally, will access to the plant to carry out work related to the shutdown, mostly from Galicia.

Among the measures that will be applied to guarantee protection and safety against Covid-19 are the delivery of FFP2 masks, the performance of antigen tests for all workers, access control to the facilities through a mobile application and the safety distance.
Along the same lines, the stop has been divided into independent work groups, limiting contact between people and guaranteeing compliance with the safety distance at all times. In this way, the safety of all the participants in the stop is preserved even more.

For Ence, the technical shutdown is a key moment because during it several of the main axes of its management model materialize: environmental and safety excellence, continuous improvement of its results and facilities, and social commitment to the environment.