The objective of this project is to enable the Pardubice refinery to reduce the level of industrial pollution being released in the Kolín industrial area. The project is being co-financed with assistance from the EU.
Pardubice, July 1, 2011 – This investment will be partly funded through the Operational Program Environment (OPE), which in turn is supported with funding from the European Regional Development Fund and the EU Cohesion Fund.
The rebuilding of the storage tanks and the completion of the emergency oil leakage pits for the PS 0404 operating unit of Paramo, a.s., HS Kolín, will make it possible for these petroleum storage facilities to be brought up to meet the latest environmental quality and industrial standards. The above-ground tanks, which store both crude oil and finished petroleum products, will be upgraded on the basis of the best available technologies (BAT). Part of the investment will involve interconnections of tanks Tk 011, 012 for the storage of finished products and the realignment of current piping. Additional work will include the application of fire protective coatings and work on the electrical grounding of the tanks and equipment lighting.
The 22nd call for Operational Program Environment projects identified a number of different types of projects that would qualify for funding support. One of these categories included rebuilding projects that would 'Limit Industrial Pollution and Environmental Risks' through the application of BAT. Paramo decided to apply for funding for this project under this operational program, whereby 40% of allowable expenses would be covered by EU funds.
As part of the application for funding from the Cohesion Fund and the European Regional Development Fund, the project was green-lighted by experts, as called for under the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Act, and the project received a statement of positive support from the Czech Ministry of the Environment, which evaluated the application on environmental, financial and technical considerations.
PARAMO, a.s., a member of the UNIPETROL/PKN ORLEN Group, processes crude oil for refinery and asphalt products, and also for lubricating and process oils, incl. subsequent and ancillary products. The refinery purchases and processes oil hydrogen and hydrocrack products. Intermediate products are used in the production of basic oils and lubricating oils which contain very low levels of sulphur. The company employs 661 people.
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