Sepor port reception facility, inaugurated in February 2021 is located in Molo Garibaldi, inside the Commercial Port of La Spezia. It is a multipurpose platform based on chemical/physical, biological and ultrafiltration processes, able of treating multiple types of waste.
The multipurpose platform, built in compliance with Legislative Decree no. 182 of June 24th, 2003 (implementation of European Directive 2000/59/EC on the collection, management and port reception facilities for ship-generated waste in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention MARPOL 73/78) was built on the basis of several plant sections. The storage and treatment of hazardous and non-hazardous special waste is carried out through 2 production lines.
The plant is authorized to perform operations D8-D9-D13-D14-D15/R3-R4-R12-R13 and treats liquid waste produced onboard ships. The platform is equipped with a sterilization plant to destroy any pathogenic microorganisms, viruses and bacteria from solid waste delivered by the ships before the delivery to landfills. The sterilization process, therefore, avoids importing into the national territory any form of infective pathology to human and animals that could reside in the waste delivered by ships in transit.
The platform has been built observing the latest provisions on B.A.T. (Best Available Technologies), Industry 4.0 and a circular economy. It is characterized by the use of the following plant solutions:
– Chemical-physical Batch treatment
– MBR biological treatment system
– Activated carbon biofilter
– Rooftop photovoltaic power station