Our Commitments

Energia Costa Azul (ECA) is committed to the social, environmental and economic development of the City of Ensenada, the State of Baja California and Mexico. Since construction on the regasification and storage terminal began in 2005, ECA has adhered to the highest international standards of safety and health, that reinforce our environmental and social commitments.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees, our communities and the environment, which has in zero incidents since our inception.

We contribute to energy security through the supply of natural gas to electricity generation plants and other industries throughout the state.

We support and contribute to important social and environmental projects that benefit the community in which live and work.

We create and promote directly and indirectly local jobs for high-skilled workers.

Local Content

We are committed to acting as a catalyst for the sustainable development of the community. Our principles, policies, procedures and mechanisms aim to maximize the use of national and local resources throughout the construction, operation and maintenance activities. We do this by:

  • Applying and meeting the strictest standards set in the industry
  • Compliance with Mexican regulatory requirements
  • Making the health and safety of our employees, contractors, clients and the community a top priority
  • Respecting the natural environmental of our surroundings
  • Assuring profitability of the business

Safety is Our Priority

In 2013, the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare of the Government of the State of Baja California granted us the “Safe Company” certification for reinforcing labor awareness regarding safety and complying with official Mexican health and safety standards.

Our Energía Costa Azul storage tanks were built in accordance with Mexican regulations, which in some cases exceed their counterparts in the United States.

Our LNG tanks were built following a total containment engineering design that offers two levels of safety and protection. Inside the total containment tanks, the LNG is stored in a climate-controlled container with extremely efficient wall insulation, similar to a thermos. The climate-controlled container is enclosed within a second container made up of cement.

Industry and government standards establish specifications for cement and steel used in construction, design of valves, pumps, tanks, compressors, refrigeration piping, tank insulation, fire fighting equipment, and protection against activity seismic, among other factors.

Environmental Commitment

We believe the development of energy infrastructure is compatible with the protection and preservation of the environment and the historical heritage when done in a responsible manner.

Since our inception in 2005, we have complied with the strictest technical standards, and all the environmental requirements set by local, state and federal authorities.

In addition, as part of our global commitment to the environment, we align ourselves with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, as a mechanism to promote environmental conservation to mitigate the impact of climate change.

  • We carry out studies to measure the potential impacts our activities.
  • We collaborate with academic institutions for the protection and relocation of wild flora and fauna.
  • We maintain a commitment to promote actions in favor of caring for the environment and biodiversity.
  • We disseminate the knowledge and importance of environmental matters among our collaborators and among the communities in which we operate.
  • We establish programs to protect the habitat and wildlife species in the area.

Community Engagement

We believe and work for the integral development of our communities, therefore, we have implemented several social programs through alliances with local organizations that allow us to contribute to the training of talent and growth of the local workforce.

During our more than 12 years operating in Ensenada and as part of our commitment to the community, we have helped thousands of people through investing in programs that support our most vulnerable populations.