Ten firms win National Energy Efficiency Award 2017

09:05 | 01/02/2018 Energy

(VEN) - Ten local companies with highest energy efficiency achievements have been announced winners of different categories of the National Energy Efficiency in Industry Award 2017, on January 31.

ten firms win national energy efficiency award 2017

The Award Ceremony, organized in Hanoi, was well attended by representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), representatives of Departments of Industry and Trade and nearly 100 representatives from provincial governments, local industrial companies, energy conservation centres, international donor agencies, universities and media.

The 10 winning companies were selected among 33 applications from food processing, industrial support services, medical equipment, mechanical equipment, garment, water supply, paper production, oil refinery, rubber and other sectors.

There are two categories in the Award: Best Energy Efficiency Solutions, and Exclusive and Innovative Energy Efficiency Solutions. The first prize winners are Colusa-Miliket Foodstuff Joint-Stock Company (Colusa Miliket) for the category Best Energy Efficiency Solutions Award, and Polytechnical Mechanical, Thermal, Electrical and Refrigeration Engineering Company Limited (Polyco) for the category Exclusive and Innovative Energy Efficiency Solutions Award. Both companies were able to convince the jury with their outstanding achievements and strong commitment to energy saving and energy efficiency.

By replacing coal with rice husk as fuel for boilers, installing high-performance inverters, changing the lighting system, and insulating measures for steam supply pipes, Colusa Miliket has reduced 25% of its energy intensity per product (compared to 2010) and reduced 225 tons of CO2 emission every year. With constant hard work in energy savings and energy efficiency, the company has saved approximately 608 million VND in energy cost every year, during the period 2011 – 2016. The jury has praised Colusa Miliket for having a long term investment plan in implementing energy efficiency measures, especially the use of rice husk as environmentally friendly and renewable energy resource has earned the company high marks in the final evaluation.

As for Polyco, the 1st prize winner of the category Exclusive and Innovative Energy Efficiency Solutions Award, the jury has complimented the company on its innovative energy efficiency measures which help reduce 1260 tons of CO2 emission every year. More importantly, solutions developed by the company such as the installation of a stratified refrigeration system, the use of energy effectively during peak hours and heat recovery solutions from heating boilers during the production process, have been applied widely in Vietnam food processing industry and help the company’s customers save 369 tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) during the period from 2013 to 2016 and achieve a 10 pct reduction in energy intensity per unit in the same timeframe.

Speaking at the Award ceremony, Mr. Do Huu Hao, Chairman of Vietnam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association, Head of the Organizing board, said: “We received many high quality applications from various industrial sectors. From the Award, we are delighted to see that many companies are really committed to energy saving. It is encouraging to see their hard work and the fact that throughout the years, they have carried out many energy efficiency measures to reduce the energy cost, enhance their competitiveness and reduce pollution”.

Mr. Ingmar Stelter, Director, GIZ/MOIT Energy Support Program, said: “With the energy saving potential in Vietnam reaching 30 pct, energy efficiency measures are a great opportunity to help save resources for otherwise very costly power infrastructure projects – without jeopardizing economic growth. The Award is a great chance to show that very little investment in energy saving could bring a lot of benefits and values. Today’s award winners are really pioneers and role models on energy efficiency in Vietnam”.

My Phung