Greening of the Los Barrios thermal power plant
Beyond its basic role in producing electricity in the province of Cadiz, this thermal power plant is the flagship of Viesgo Producción thanks to its environmental achievements
At Los Barrios we have implemented a greening project with an investment of over 60 million euros, consisting of the installation of a state-of-the-art selective catalytic reactor (SCR) to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by up to 60%, from levels of 500 to 200 milligrams per normal cubic metre of gases.
Los Barrios thermal power plant was one of the first facilities in Spain to comply with the EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), making it one of the most efficient and environment-friendly plants in Europe. Over recent years, Viesgo has focused its investments on safety and environmental protection, incorporating the latest technology nationwide and in Europe in coal-based facilities.
Moreover, the thermal power plant provides social initiatives in Los Barrios and its surrounding area, such as the Viesgo Cup, a football tournament that our company implemented in Algeciras in 2013 and that brings together hundreds of children every year to share and emphasise the importance of health, the promotion of sport, and coexistence.