Sarlux, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saras S.p.a., is an energy company operating one of the main independent oil refineries in Europe. The Sarroch refinery is the most important industrial reality in Sardinia, in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, strategically located for trade between Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Fully integrated with the refining plants, the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant covers more than 40% of the island’s energy demand. All our actions are guided by our commitment to a sustainable development model, which respects environmental rules and people, with open dialogue and constant interaction with communities.
The Sarroch plant is located on the coast, and its marine terminals act as its gateway to the world. Most of the crude oil for processing is delivered to the refinery by oil tanker; likewise, most of the finished product is shipped out by sea.
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ROLE IN SARDINIA
Despite the current deep crisis of the refining industry across the whole of Europe, Sarlux and the Saras Group have preserved their strong position in the sector. Saras is the tenth company in Italy and the number one in Sardinia in terms of turnover. Out of the Group’s total workforce of approximately 1,930 people, 1,410 are located in Sardinia, precisely at Sarroch (Sarlux refinery), Ulassai (wind farm) and Macchiareddu (Sartec). The Group brings to Sardinia’s economy:
15.2 % of the added value in industry (Osservatorio economico della Sardegna, 2011)