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Petrogal's demolition request has already been submitted

The Matosinhos City Council received a Request for Prior Information (PIP) from Galp to demolish the Leça da Palmeira refinery. The architects who will design the “Innovation District” will be from the Dutch MVRDV.

The conditions are beginning to be met to move forward with the project, but the level of contamination of the land where Petrogal has been installed for 50 years remains unknown.

The demolition request, submitted to the municipality of Matosinhos at the beginning of May, “is part of the process of proceeding with the “progressive dismantling” of the petrochemical complex, which is expected to be completed by mid-2025”, and is being targeted. consultation by the Portuguese Environment Agency, Directorate-General for Energy and Geology, Directorate of Lighthouses and National Defense and Headquarters of the Northern Military Region.


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