Stanlow, 2nd December 2021: The Essar Stanlow Manufacturing Complex has maintained its ‘Gold’ status in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. Organised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the awards are recognised as an important benchmark for the UK’s high hazard industries.
The Awards receive more than 2,000 entries each year from a wide range of UK and international organisations, representing a total workforce of more than seven million employees. The annual contest is the longest-running industry awards scheme of any type in the UK.
Established in 1956, the competition provides an important opportunity for organisations to continually enhance their health and safety standards by evaluating their performance, benchmarked year-onyear and against best-in-class criteria globally. As a key forum for technical knowledge sharing and collaboration, the Awards are an important catalyst in the global advancement of health and safety systems.
Jon Barden, Chief Operating Officer at Essar, commented: “Maintaining gold status is an important standard for the site. This is a collective achievement and I congratulate all of the Stanlow team for their contributions. We can all be proud of our increased HSE focus through the TGZ (triple goal zero) program that supports our aspiration to continuously improve HSE performance going forward.”
About Essar Oil UK
Essar Oil UK is a leading UK-focused downstream energy company whose main asset is the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, one of the most advanced refineries in Europe situated close to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester. Stanlow has 800 employees, and is a key strategic national asset, annually producing over 16% of the UK’s road transport fuels, while playing a key role in Britain’s broader petrochemical industry. Since acquiring Stanlow in 2011, Essar has invested $1 billion in margin improvement and other efficiency initiatives to ensure the refinery remains competitive in a rapidly changing market.
The company is a major supplier in the North West and beyond with customers including most of the major retail brands operated by international oil companies and supermarkets, Manchester Airport, leading commercial airlines and the region’s trains and buses.
Essar is committed to playing a key role in the decarbonisation of the UK economy, with ambitious plans to build a green energy industrial cluster at Stanlow. These include the construction of two new low carbon hydrogen production units on site as part of the HyNet consortium, with a planned total investment of approximately £750m to deliver the hydrogen production hubs. Follow on capacity growth is planned to reach 80% of the UK Government’s new target of 5GW of low carbon hydrogen for power, transport, industry and homes by 2030.
The company is also working with Fulcrum BioEnergy on a £600 million project to create a new facility to convert several hundred thousand tonnes of non-recyclable household waste each year into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use by airlines operating at UK airports.
Ian Cotton, Head of Communications
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