Industrial safety and self-protection

Industrial safety in the installations of the Port of Tarragona is a commitment that is intrinsic to the carrying out of our Port activity. In order to reaffirm our commitment to a secure and effective management, the Self-protection Plan for the Port of Tarragona (Pla d'Autoprotecció del Port de Tarragona - PAUL), also known as the Internal Emergency Plan for the Port of Tarragona (Pla d’Emergència Interior del Port de Tarragona - PEI), was approved in 2013. This document has been prepared in accordance with the appropriate regulations established by Decree 30/2015, approving the catalogue of activities and centres required to adopt self-protection measures, and also in line with the Basic Self-protection Regulations, in accordance with Decree 393/1997, which establishes the content of these measures.

The Self-protection Plan and the tasks for preparing the Port Safety Plan specify the actions of the organisation and the means required to deal with any events that might pose a risk to life, the environment and/or property.

It should be highlighted that the Port of Tarragona is the first port in the state port system to obtain the Emergency Management Certificate based on the international ISO 22320 standard..

The standard compiles the world’s best practices in integrated emergency management with the goal of establishing the order and organisational control of structures and procedures, decision-making, traceability and information management.

The ISO 22320 certification represents a guarantee and a commitment on the part of the Port to the safety of people, infrastructure, activities and the environment.


Emergency Management Certificate ISO 22320

Procedure in case of emergency




the Surveillance Control Centre (Centre de Control de Vigilància -CCV) immediately

(+34) 900 229 900


Identification of the person raising the alarm

 Location, nature, magnitude and progress of the incident

Substances or merchandise affected

Individuals and installations affected

 Actions performed (attempt at extinguishing, calls to 112, fire brigades, others)

 Other dangerous circumstances


with the means available without taking risks, and giving priority to one’s own safety





Team of specialist fire-fightters


    Team of specialist fire-fighters


Team of specialist fire-fighters


Equipment with materials adapted to new technological changes and to the sector


In-house fire-prevention network installations


Advanced Command Centre (Centre de Comandament Avançat - ACC) for management of emergencies in the Port


Collaboration agreement with Civil Protection for contributing contingents to the emergency management 






Port of Tarragona Heliport


The Port Authority of Tarragona is equipped with a permanent specialised heliport with restricted use, designed for carrying out a variety of aerial activities, such as private and corporate aviation as well as aerial work involving maritime rescue and emergencies.

These activities can be performed 365 days a year, from dawn till dusk.

The design parameters are:


1st. D (maximum helicopter dimensions): 18.7 metres

2nd. RD (helicopter rotor diameter): 15.6 metres

3rd. MTOW (maximum take-off weight): 8,600 Kg

4th. UCW (maximum undercarriage width): 3.0 metres

5th. Performance class: 1 (in single trajectory), 2 and 3

6th. Raised or surface heliport: Surface

Designed for Performance class 1, 2 and 3 operations

Designed for Performance class 1, 2 and 3 operations



Heliport operation summary data sheet

Download the supplementary details for the Port of Tarragona heliport





The reference point that is located in the centre of the platform on a reinforced concrete surface.

WGS-84 coordinates: 41,05,19.49 N | 001,13,33.35 E | Elevation 3 metres



Fire station


Fire station


This is one of the resources the Port of Tarragona has in order to deal with emergency situations and fire fighting, in accordance with the terms established in the applicable regulations in force. It is located within the Port area, and the fire station is managed in collaboration with the South Chemical Complex’s Association of companies.


A list of some of the material resources that the fire station has at its disposal:


A high flow-rate monitor with a foam mixing unit, a container tug with 2,000 metres of 6 inch hoses, accessories and a hydraulic collection unit.

A mixed water-foam vehicle on an IVECO AD 190 T33 chassis

Rapid response vehicles

A basic life-support ambulance

TETRA transmitters, thermal imaging camera and gas detectors

A super water supply fire-fighting unit (HYTRANS)

A container for advanced intervention with hazardous materials