Recruitment in the factory of rebirth
THE INDUSTRIAL REDEMPTION
Recruitment in the factory of rebirth THE INDUSTRIAL REDEMPTION Bussi changes its face. More job opportunities in the SCB that invests 25 million in a new plant to produce de-polluting materials
by Lorenzo Colantonio e Walter Teti
The Bussi model is born and it smacks of a miracle if the past and the new life of the industrial site are compared. From the dumping of poisons to the technological innovation factory in the environmental field. A company where the ecological use of substances, such as chlorine and hydrogen, has already allowed the recruitment of 120 workers who could become 500 if the re-industrialization process goes ahead at this pace.
APPEAL TO RECLAMATION.
The Società Chimica Bussi (SCB), which in 2016 took over the industrial complex established a century ago, passed unscathed through two wars but was later struck dead by the judicial storm on buried poisons, has already invested 35 million euros, and will spend another 25 to totally erase the brand linked to the past. Nevertheless, yesterday, on the day of the ribbon cutting of a new plant that will produce de-pollutants, the umpteenth appeal to politics was launched to finally unblock the environmental reclamation of the surrounding lands.
NOW THE HYDROGEN.
In the presence of institutional names such as the President of the Regional Council, Lorenzo Sospiri, the Councillor for productive activities Mauro Febbo, the General Director of the region, Barbara Morgante, the opposition Councillor Giovanni Legnini and the majority Councillor Vincenzo D’Incecco, and among the others Francesco Chiavaroli, Director of Arta, and the Mayor of Bussi, Salvatore Lagatta, the Chairman of SCB, Domenico Greco, explained how Bussi and Abruzzo today are looking towards the future by exporting technology, producing de-pollutants and even electricity necessary to operate its facilities. Moreover, Mr Greco announced some very ambitious projects such as the production of chlorine as well as hydrogen for mobility.
Walking among the old warehouses besides which the new ones have been and will be built, we have the confirmation of how Bussi is changing, running towards the future much faster than large competing factories.
“One hundred years ago Bussi Officine was already two centuries ahead, and today it goes on following the same path”, says Sospiri, who publicly receives Greco’s gratitude: “Now the Region is listening to us”, says the Manager of clean chemistry.
THE PROJECT IS ABOUT TO START.
The plant which was inaugurated yesterday and will start its activity in the first months of 2020, will produce sodium chlorite, a powerful oxidant, used in the disinfection and purification of water from metal ion residues and halogenated hydrocarbons, that are responsible for bad smells, in the use of fruit and vegetable washing, with a fungicidal and anti-mould effect and also as a textile bleach. “We are following a path of development in the name of environmental responsibility – underlined Mr Greco – giving back competitiveness and prospects to a chemical pole of international importance and demonstrating how it is possible to relaunch historical industrial sites by doing business in a sustainable and innovative way” .
After a bus tour of the factory, crossed by the Tirino river, whose waters appear to be crystal clear, the inauguration took place.
“The electrical and thermal energy needed for the new sodium chlorite plant – Director of SCB Giuseppe Buzzi explained – will be self-produced by a new high-efficiency trigeneration plant, a further element that contributes to achieving the goal of environmental sustainability in all our productions”.
The 25 million euro investment of this third phase, together with the operational planning, aims at completing the construction and hiring of 25 new work units more by December 2019, starting its full production in the first quarter. “Finally we are starting to hear about of Bussi not in a negative way but with a positive environmental attitude towards the future – says President of the Regional Council, Marco Marsilio, who yesterday could not be present at the inauguration. “The three words that were reiterated by the top management of SCB, responsibility, sustainability and innovation – he said – represent a strong signal of change. My congratulations to the entire management who was able to transform an important place in Abruzzo, once known for its poisons, into a technologically advanced facility that could also create the opportunity of new jobs. The Region – the President concluded – will support every project aimed at improving the environment and quality of life with its institutional commitment”.
TO BE EXPORTED.
Strictly protected by white helmets, the workers finally applauded Mr Febbo who cut the ribbon. “Società Chimica Bussi is concretely creating the basis to relaunch this very important establishment – the Councillor commented immediately afterwards – it is the redemption of this territory. The Region has always been present and will continue to support the Abruzzo chemical site’s initiatives”. And Mr Greco concluded: “In the next five years we are going to focus on the planning of a further industrial and occupational development by evaluating the possible extension of the application of the “impact strategy” to projects in order to relaunch other chemical production sites in our country”. The Bussi model is ready to be exported to the North.
by Lorenzo Colantonio and Walter Teti ◗ BUSSI SUL TIRINO
Il Centro 3/10/2019