DTEK ESCO completed the second stage of the lighting system modernization at the Ilyich Iron and Steel Works Metinvest Group. In two departments: plate rolling «1700» and an oxygen converter instead of incandescent bulbs and fluorescent ones, 2269 LED fixtures were installed, which will save up to 80% of electricity for the plant in the shop's lighting.
For the year, energy savings can reach 12.3 million kWh for the amount of UAH 19.2 million, the environmental effect is a reduction in CO2 emissions by 11 thousand tons per year. DTEK ESCO invested UAH 39 million in the project on the terms of the energy service contract.
LED fixturesfor industrial plants are made of durable materials, withstand high temperatures, resist vibrations and do not flicker. Lamps of this type will last more than 10 years.
Ilyich Iron and Steel Works already appreciated the energy efficiency of the first stage of lighting modernization. Since November last year, the 3000 rolling mill covers and saves up to 60% of the electricity of 2,234 LED luminaires, which DTEK ESCO also installed.
By the end of the year, DTEK ESCO and the metallurgical plant are preparing to begin the third stage of modernization and replace the electric lighting in several more workshops.
«Energy saving issues are priorities for successful business and the production of competitive products. This is part of our economic and environmental strategy. Modernization of lighting at the production sites allows the company not only to save money, but to create safer and more comfortable working conditions for our employees», said Taras Shevchenko, General Director of Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.
«At Ilyich Iron and Steel Works we have already implemented three projects (two on lighting and one on replacing gas burners at the sinter plant), having invested a total of UAH 73 million. The experience of the metallurgical plant shows that it is possible to increase energy efficiency and modernize production at the expense of the investor’s funds – the energy service company that finances the project, runs it on a turnkey basis and guarantees energy savings. Together we make our contribution to the energy independence of Ukraine», said Sergey Chulkov, Director of DTEK ESCO.