One Thousand Five Hundred Energy-Efficient LED Lamps Were Installed at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works

One Thousand Five Hundred Energy-Efficient LED Lamps Were Installed at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works

Energy efficiency02 November 2018

It is as light as day now in the slitting lines shop of the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works 1,500 LED ceiling lights illuminate the workshop premises. New lamps make the work of staff more comfortable and safe, and also save more than 60% of electricity compared to the former inefficient lamps.

One Thousand Five Hundred Energy-Efficient LED Lamps Were Installed at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works

Upgrade of the lighting system provides for the installation of 2,200 LED lamps as part of the energy service project. This will save 7.2 million kWh of electricity per year and reduce emissions to the atmosphere by 6,440 tons of CO2. The project is being financed and implemented on a turnkey basis by the energy efficiency company DTEK ESCO.

“We plan to complete all the works by the end of November. But now we see that the result of energy saving already exceeds our expectations a little. At the same time we use the equipment of the famous company Philips. Our company invests more than 20 million hryvnias into the project,” said Andrii Ivanko, Project Manager of DTEK ESCO.

“The most important thing that we are interested in the upgrade of electric lighting is to improve working conditions for staff, reduce energy consumption and increase the level of illumination. New lamps are very reliable and can work without replacement for more than 5 years. Now our employees can visually compare how the production areas of the shop are lit with old lamps and how LED lighting stacks up against them,” said Vitalii Holovchenko, Head of the Energy Saving Department of Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.


DTEK is a strategic holding company that develops business in the energy sector. DTEK’s companies employ 73 thousand people. Maxim Timchenko is the Chief Executive Officer of DTEK.
DTEK companies produce coal and natural gas, generate electric power at the fossil-fuel fired power plants and renewable energy power plants, supply thermal and electric power to end consumers, and provide energy services. The operating companies directly manage production companies in each of the business streams.
DTEK’s production indicators for 2017: the company has produced 27.7 mn tonnes of coal, 1.655 bcm of natural gas, generated (supplied) 37.1 bn kWh of electric power, of which 637.8 mn kWh have been provided by the renewable energy sources; and transmitted 43.2 bn kWh of electric power via the grid.
DTEK is a part of the financial and industrial group System Capital Management (SCM). The shareholder of the group is Rinat Akhmetov.
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