Mission, Vision & Values


No-man entry tank cleaning technology

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Traditional tank cleaning methods

Follow this link to read the Reference List of the   oil tank cleaning services performed by Nuova Saimar with traditional methods.

Gasoline & diesel tank cleaning services

Follow this link to read the Reference List of the tank cleaning services in gasoline and diesel tanks performed by Nuova Saimar.


Follow this link to read the Reference List for the demolitions services performed by Nuova Saimar.


Follow this link to read the reference list of asbestos removal and remediation services performed by Nuova Saimar.

Chemical and Hydrodynamic Cleanings

Follow this link to read the reference list of the hydrodynamic cleanings and this link for the chemical cleanings performed by Nuova Saimar.

Nuova Saimar turns twenty-five

Our History

Good morning, my name is Gianfranco Lucchi, Mechanical Engineer, and I am the owner of Nuova Saimar, a company established in 1994 in Ravenna, Italy. Our core business is Industrial Cleaning, especially hydrocarbon storage tank cleaning with no-man entry technologies. 
This year Nuova Saimar celebrates 25 years of activity, therefore we can boast significant experience and expertise.

Nuova Saimar is a family-run company, funded by me and currently managed by my son Stefano, who has been working with me for many years now.  In Nuova Saimar are employed six Engineers, five graduates in different fields, around fifty skilled workers and more than fifteen/twenty seasonal workers, hired during Refineries shutdown periods.

The fields of activities covered by Nuova Saimar are various but all connected with Ecology and Environment, and precisely Industrial Maintenance, including Tank cleaning by using both traditional method and innovative technologies, Industrial Plants Cleaning, Site Remediation, Demolitions, Maintenance, Asbestos Removal and Waste Management.

Since the beginning of our activity, our core business has been Oil Storage Tank Cleaning.

In the first stage, we used to perform tank cleaning by using the traditional method, that implies the presence of workers inside the tank, with the all risks deriving from that. About ten years ago we have realized that manual tank cleaning was too risky for workers, and the risk of major accidents is not tolerated in modern standards anymore. Therefore we have looked outward and analyzed the most modern methods existing in the world.

The method that most stroke our attention or, better, inspired us, was found in Japan, and was called C.O.W. , that is Crude Oil Washing. After a short negotiation, we have purchased it and once in Italy we have tailored it to our needs: our engineers have improved and refined it with dozens of enhancements and upgrades, all successful, creating the best possible automatized system.

We gave it the name S.R.S.® (Sludge Recovery System ), focusing on the recovery of a significant part of hydrocarbon contained in the sludge.

This technology was immediately welcomed by all the great names of Oil Storage and Refining field, ENI first, and now that in Italy it is almost mandatory to work with no-man entry methods, the S.R.S.® is the most required by Clients.

As can be easily imagined, all our competitors got themselves with similar methods, but nobody has succeeded until today to manufacture such an efficient and cost-effective machinery.

By using this technology we aim, first of all, to operate in complete safety, with a particular attention to environment and energy-saving: a logical consequence of recovering ninety / ninety-five percent of the hydrocarbon, when in the past we were compelled to dispose 100% of sludge contained into a tank.

You are welcome to contact us to find engineering tank cleaning solutions for your business

Eng. Gianfranco Lucchi C.E.O.


Social Sustainability

Every year Nuova Saimar renews its social commitment by supporting Telethon Foundation

Integrated Management System Policy for Quality, Safety and Environment

In line with corporate policies aimed at achieving an effective and efficient organisation which can meet all customer requirements, the Management of Nuova Saimar is committed to promoting the Health and Safety of company staff and of those working on its behalf.
Safeguarding such primary values is an intrinsic part of Nuova Saimar’s corporate culture; therefore it is considered essential when carrying out its activities. In practice, this means adopting and maintaining an Integrated Quality, Safety and Environment Management System, with a view to:

  • fully meet customer expectations in order to maintain market position without makingcompromises regarding environmental protection and workers’ safety;
  • prevent, rather than eliminating after they have occurred, any non-conformities in relation toQuality, Environment or Safety;
  • comply with current norms, more specifically those related to the Environment, workers’ Safety and Health, the standards that have been accepted voluntarily and contractual agreements;
  • plan continuous improvement activities to achieve Quality, Environment and Safety results;
  • constantly reduce the impact on the environment caused by its own products and services;
  • value human resources through professional growth and participation in the corporateobjectives, in a perspective of equal opportunities and promotion of diversity;
  • condemn unacceptable disciplinary and discriminatory practices contrary to the dignity ofthe person;
  • meet the expectations of internal and external interlocutors through fairness andtransparency of management systems;

In accordance with the principles above Nuova Saimar undertakes to:

  • guarantee the effectiveness and efficiency of its installation and service performances, witha view to continuous improvement, to meet expressed and implicit expectations on behalf of its customers, as well as criteria relating to protecting the environment and workers’ health, by attributing tasks, responsibilities and establishing operating procedures;
  • ensure timely delivery and processing times through a better management of corporateactivities with regard to scheduling/planning by continuously analysing and comparing schedules and their actual outcome;
  • guarantee the effectiveness and efficiency of processes entrusted to third parties incompliance with contractual agreements signed with customers, its own quality standards, regulations in force and corporate standards as regards safety and environmental protection, by implementing specific control/monitoring plans;
  •  raise the standard level and quality of its products, making reference to the most qualified competitors on the market (benchmarking);
  • promote and implement any reasonable alternative aimed at minimising risks and removing causes which might jeopardise the health of its staff and other workers on the site;
  • prevent professional sicknesses and accidents, promote any Nuova Saimar or customer action aimed at reducing risks and remove any cause that could jeopardize on-site personnel safety and health, applying the best available and affordable technologies;
  • limit workers’ exposure to specific risks such as: exposure to toxic and carcinogenic substances, noise etc., by planning their work activities on site through preventative and protection measures, both individual and corporate and by carrying out specific periodical training and awareness programs;
  • in compliance with the ethical and moral principles on which the company’s mission is based, the General Management firmly opposes the use of drugs and alcohol by its personnel. The abuse of alcohol and the possession of drugs are therefore absolutely forbidden, as foreseen by the applicable law and they are cause of immediate disciplinary action;
  • favour sustainable development from an environmental viewpoint, by focusing and continuously working on the improvement of its installations’ performances, reducing emissions into the air, water and soil, using natural resources responsibly and with awareness, preventing and reducing the production and hazardous content of waste, as well as correctly managing operations related to the latter, assessing beforehand the environmental and safety impact of any new activity, process and product;
  • develop a constructive and cooperative relationship, based on maximum transparency and trust, both within the company and in outside towards the general public and institutions, regarding issues related to Environment, Health and Safety;
  • maintain a high performance index of quality, safety and environment, by implementing effective management and monitoring systems;
  • careful monitoring to avoid unsafe behaviour, adopt immediate disciplinary measures and separate subcontract personnel from the yard;
  • promote corporate image throughout its personnel and their relationship with customers and clients;
  • obtain the maximum possible involvement and sensitization in matter of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment from the workers;
  • analyze customers’ satisfaction and be more and more confident with their expectations through their satisfaction analysis, their advices and suggestions;
  • extend their business borders out of the Italian territory to the foreign markets, developing promotional initiatives through local partnership and attending to national and international fairs;
  • develop existing competences, in order to provide more services and be more careful to workers’ health and safety (tank cleaning activity with no-entry technology) and to environment wardship (waste reduction thanks to recovery policies and restitution to customer) and to emissions into the environment;
  • adopt a code of good conduct with regard to social responsibility and business ethics whose compliance is ensured by means of the integrated management system;
  • adopt CCNL rules regarding the management of protected categories, child labour, working hours, wages, labour rights.

Nuova Saimar is aware that, in order to reach the objectives mentioned above, it is essential to actively involve all of its staff; for this reason it will carry out information awareness-raising and training activities on an on-going basis.
Nuova Saimar promotes the dissemination of integrated policy concepts among its staff, its suppliers and customers and in particular to contracting companies which might be called upon to work on the Company’s sites. Moreover, the present policy document is made available to anyone who might express an interest in it.
The present policy will be the constant point of reference, through regular reviews, to assess the results achieved and to set new ones in line with the corporate approach to continuously improve process performances; the policy will be implemented and, if necessary, subjected to documented updating.
Date: 13th November.’12

Eng. Gianfranco LUCCHI

Markets across the globe

During the past years Nuova Saimar has broaden its activities to the international market, mainly thanks to its S.R.S.®  (Sludge Recovery System), based on the C.O.W. method, an utterly innovative technology for the hydrocarbon storage tanks, able to recover the product, that can be returned to the Client’s production process.  It may work 24/7 and the operations are performed in closed-loop, which heavily reduces the impact of tank cleaning operations on the environment. It provides a recovery of almost the 100% of the original hydrocarbon, that is given back to the Client: the value of the recovered oil is often higher than the cleaning cost itself. This technology maximizes the safety and cost effectiveness of the tank cleaning process.

By integrating Nuova Saimar S.R.S.® and JOX-I Robot we have obtained, for the first time in Italy, a fully non-entry processing, granting our Clients the best technology available on the market in terms of reliability, safety and environmental sustainability.

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