Futur-e, new life to the Portoscuso plant

Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017

Enel’a plant site in the Portovesme industrial area in Portoscuso will shortly be at the centre of the selection process for redevelopment projects within the Futur-e programme: the roadmap for the area was recently presented by Marco Fragale, head of the Enel Futur-e project, and Antonella Bruzzese, Urban Planning Associate Professor at the Milan Polytechnic, with the presence of Regional Adviser for Industry Maria Grazia Piras, the Coordinator of the Piano Sulcis Salvatore Cherchi, Portoscuso mayor Giorgio Alimonda, the Regional President of Confindustria Alberto Scanu and Fabrizio Iaccarino, Enel’s Head of Institutional Affairs for Central Italy, and Carlo Ardu, Enel’s Sulcis Business Unit Manager.

The roadmap will be based on sharing and sustainability, so that the plant's decommissioning will turn into a new opportunity for this area.
The redevelopment of the Portoscuso oil plant site will follow the path of the Project Contest: not just a sales procedure, but a path specifically designed to identify tangible projects and investors interested in carrying them out. These are the next steps: with the support of the Politecnico Milano and the involvement of local stakeholders, by the first quarter of 2018, possible development scenarios for the site will be defined, making sure they are compatible and integrated with the existing projects for the area and on the basis of studies of the economic environment, urban plans and expectations of local communities. During the first half of 2018, a Contest will be launched, covering the fields for action defined in the first phase.
The "project contest" is divided into several phases: at first the participants in the procedure present their "manifestations of interest" for the area. If the requirements have been met, the second phase of the procedure begins, with the submission of Project Proposals for the redevelopment of the area, including Binding Offers for the acquisition of the site. The evaluation of the proposals is entrusted to a technical committee formed by representatives of local institutions, academics, and Enel, which verifies the suitability of the offers, paying particular attention to the needs of the local community and specific quality requirements of the proposal, innovation and social, environmental and financial sustainability, and the application of circular economy principles. Only proposals that meet these requirements will gain access to the final stage of the process, aiming to identify the final project for the site.

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