MARPOL treatment plant, Algeciras

Preventing pollution from ships

Development of the work

The port service for the reception of ship-generated waste consists of the collection of ship-generated waste and, where appropriate, the storage, sorting and pre-treatment of such waste in the service area of the port and its transfer to a treatment facility authorized by the competent administration.

Ship-generated liquid waste, including sewage and residues from cargo, produced by the ship and covered by Annexes I and IV (liquids) and V (solids) of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of, in its up-to-date version (MARPOL 73/78).

In the current treatment plant of Algeciras, Arin is in charge of planning the extension of the facilities that include:

  • Sludge reception tanks
  • Water and sludge treatment plant. Filtration equipment
  • Compressor room
  • Boiler room
  • Changing rooms floor, warehouse and workshop