Angola’s Sonangol to build an oil waste treatment terminal in Luanda

25 June 2013

A terminal to store and treat oil waste is under construction in Luanda, by Sonangol Logística, with a view to processing waste from potential oil spills, the secretary of the executive board of Sonangol Shipping, Mondlane Boa Morte said Monday.

Speaking about the 3rd Seminar on Marine Environment Security, Protection and Conservation, held until Tuesday in Luanda, Mondlane Boa Morte said that the unit, which will start operating soon, is part of a strategy for environmental conservation and protection.

He said that Sonangol Holding had several business units including Sonangol Logística, Sonangol Distribuição and Sonangol Shipping, and that these companies faced a number of risks, which are highest in the marine shipping sector.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, Boa Morte also said that taking into consideration the risks, all the company’s ships had mechanisms to reduce the business’s environmental impact.

“We have system on board our ships that reduce the amount of waste put into the sea, and the company complies with standards for any operational discharges that the business requires,” Boa Morte said. (macauhub)