Caring for Mother Earth!
The processing unit Energean uses to separate the oil and gas from water meets internationally recognised MARPOL 73/78 regulations.
Energean’s maritime installations are connected via pipelines to the Company’s onshore facilities at Nea Karvali, where hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is removed from the oil and gas.
A separate unit converts H2S into liquid sulphur/brimstone, which can be used by other industries, such the phosphorous fertiliser sector. The unit is powered by natural gas and the resulting solid and liquid waste is carefully processed and securely disposed of.
Emissions are limited to sulphur dioxide (SO2) at a rate of less than 1 tonne per day. Concentrations of sulphur in the air in the Prefecture of Kavala and Thassos Island measured by 12 regional stations never exceed 0.1mg SO2 per day, per 100 square centimetres of soil surface. This is well below the 0.5mg level which is generally considered to be acceptable.