- Strengthens and improves security and processes at its logistics center in Cartagena
- The technology adopted facilitates and protects the performance of thousands of tasks and functions that are carried out every day through more than 5,000 applications
Madrid, September 7, 2022 -- Saras Energia, the Spanish subsidiary of Saras Group, a major player in the European energy and oil refining industry, has announced an ambitious digital transformation process with the help of Kyndryl, the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider. Saras, which operates one of the largest refining plants in Europe, with 300,000 barrels per day,15 million tonnes per year, and a logistics terminal in Cartagena (Murcia), has now improved communication and information systems with enhanced cybersecurity measures.
The volatility of today’s energy market has meant communication failures or security weaknesses can lead to unacceptable financial losses. For this reason, Saras Energia entrusted the project to Kyndryl to help it move forward with its digital transformation.
As a result of the different modernization processes, the company's cargo terminal in Cartagena is almost entirely automated, although it is still supervised by on-site personnel. This combination of supervision, risk detection, and safety has resulted in more than 6,000 inccident-free days at the plant.
As part of the project, Kyndryl has strengthened the security and resilience of a vital communications system for Saras to ensure fuel supply. Also, Kyndryl has implemented a digital desktop that connects workstations worldwide, improving processes and partner satisfaction and guarantees of safety and quality of work anywhere in the world. Also, Kyndryl has installed edge computing infrastructure to facilitate the automation of energy distribution processes and obtain the highest quality and safety certifications for operations.
Now, Saras Energia can experience high levels of reliability and security across its operations. For example, an inaccuracy of just a few minutes in fuel discharge can cause a significant economic and efficiency loss for Saras in energy distribution. In addition, the implemented technology facilitates and protects the performance of thousands of tasks and functions from storage, loading and transportation of fuel, carried out daily through more than 5,000 applications.
"In our 60-year history, we have never experienced a critical energy situation like the current one in terms of complexity and depth. We must be as accurate in all our processes to keep on serving our customers, supplying them with the energy they require, and the technology is a great tool for this purpose," explains Javier Albares, CEO of Saras Energia.
"The project by Kyndryl at Saras Energía testifies to the importance of using the latest technology in advanced industries that enable our economy and society to move forward. We are at the heart of progress," says Luis Roca, President of Kyndryl Spain and Portugal.
Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider. The company designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. Kyndryl’s more than 90,000 employees serve over 4,000 customers in more than 60 countries around the world, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. For more information, visit www.kyndryl.com.
About Saras Group
Saras Group, founded by Angelo Moratti in 1962, is a major player in the European energy and oil refining industry. Through Saras S.p.A., and its subsidiaries, Saras Trading S.A., based in Geneva, and Saras Energía S.A.U., based in Madrid, it markets and distributes petroleum products on national and international markets. The Group is also active in electricity production, through its subsidiaries Sarlux S.r.l. (IGCC plant) and Sardeolica S.r.l. (wind power plant), and offers industrial engineering and analysis services through its subsidiary Sartec S.r.l.. It has 1,572 employees and total revenues of €8.6 billion as at 31 December 2021.