| While a final solution was being given to the installation, it was agreed that the electricity company would provide the companies with a maximum of 2,000 kW, but that energy has never arrived | The Association of Entrepreneurs and Merchants of Segura (ASECOM) urgently demands that the entrepreneurs of the El Saladar II industrial park in Lorquí have access to the electricity supply necessary for their businesses.
"This polygon was developed between 2005 and 2010, with a report on energy supply from an electrical substation in Molina de Segura that has never arrived," explains ASECOM President Eloy Jiménez, who reports that companies in this polygon are currently developing their activity using generator sets. And is that the economic crisis hit the end of this industrial project, leaving without the projected power line for the entire estate to work.
"While this line was being executed, a maximum power of up to 2,000 kW was agreed with the electric company for companies that already had industrial warehouses and storage or production facilities in the industrial estate, but this measure has also not been implemented," reports the president of ASECOM. A situation that has left several companies without the ability to launch their production lines.
"At ASECOM we have Omare SL, an associate whose activity today is more necessary than ever: the manufacture of chemical and biological protection gloves.
They are the only ones in Europe, but they can only supply from their plant in Malaysia because that of Lorquí, whose works concluded in 2018, does not have energy, "complains Jiménez. Looking for solutions In 2019, the businessmen of the polygon resumed talks with the electricity distribution company, with the Lorquí City Council and with the General Directorate of Industry.
"But the age of the energy distribution facilities, more than 10 years, prevents the quality parameters of the distributor from being met," says Jiménez, who reports that the Ilorcitan Consistory is already undertaking the management of the pending works and facilities, even executing a bank guarantee from the developer. "Now the company tells us that the line must arrive from Archena, a project that by normal channels may take about 4 years or more," says RogelioGómez, manager of Omare SL, who states that there is only one company in the estate that has a supply of electrical energy, "a great logistics platform created in 2014".
"Both the City Council and the General Directorate have set to work to speed up this situation, but today they refer to the deadlines of the electricity supplier and these companies need a faster response," emphasizes the president of ASECOM.