12 February, 2013

Torresol Operation and Maintenance and Gemasolar obtained ISO 14001

Torresol Energy O&M, a company created by Torresol Energy for the operation and maintenance of solar thermal facilities, has obtained the environmental Certification of Compliance for its Environmental Management System in accordance with the requirements of the standard UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004, after completing the audit process conducted by TÜV Nord.

Together with Torresol Operation and Maintenance, Gemasolar, one of the solar thermal facilities of the company, has been recognized with this certification. Gemasolar is the first plant in the world to combine a central tower receiver with a molten salt storage system and a heliostat field.

The ISO 14001 certificate recognizes the implementation at Torresol Energy Group of adequate environmental policies and controls of all the company’s activities by means of environmental impact reduction, environmental protection and pollution prevention.

One of the corporate objectives of Torresol Energy Group is environmental respect and awareness, strengthening the commitment of its own staff members and external partners. This respect for the environment can be clearly perceived in the continuous improvements in plant operations by identification, evaluation and control of the environmental risks associated with each activity, in the strict observance of the current legislation as well as in the implementation of best industry practices.

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