An area of the Fernández Ladreda dock already has a permeable concrete that prevents the surface runoff into the sea.

This is the first implementation of the Life DrainRain project, which also includes a purification and storage system.

Ferrol, 4 June 2019

The Port Authority of Ferrol-San Cibrao has installed a modern water drainage system on the Fernández Ladreda dock. This project is part of the Life DrainRain initiative, which pursues the purification of runoff water in paved areas through innovative and affordable methods.

The execution of this first pilot project began in February and has been carried out in an area of 1,200 square meters in the interior port of Ferrol. The main objective is to avoid the dumping of contaminated water into the sea. For this, the internal part of the Fernández Ladreda quay has been paved with a porous concrete that will act as the first drainage element. A water treatment system and a storage tank have also been built to store it if necessary.

These works have been carried out under the umbrella of a consortium formed by the Port Authority of Ferrol-San Cibrao, Proyfe, Copasa, CETIM and CYE Control y Estudios. The project is co-financed by the European Union within The LIFE Programme for the Environment and Climate Change.

On the occasion of World Environment Day, a technical seminar will be held in the exhibition hall of the Port Authority. The day will conclude with a visit to the area of the dock that has been paved.