Halyps Cement has been certified for compliance with EN 16001: 2009, the new European standard for energy management systems.
Thanks to the energy efficiency measures adopted by the company to cut its energy costs, Halyps Cement is the first company in Italcementi Group and one of just a handful of companies worldwide currently to possess EN 16001 requisites.
Antonio Romano, technical director at Halyps Cement and one of the main promoters of the EN 16001 project, said: “Energy is a vital and valuable resource. Halyps recognizes the need for a decisive contribution to energy saving and conservation of energy sources, especially fossil fuels, and this also means cost savings. I strongly believe that systematic action is necessary to achieve this goal, and a management system is an enabling factor in this.”
Romano added: “Implementation of the standard involved completing a series of critical phases. The most complex steps were the identification and review of energy aspects, including setting energy efficiency targets. The results of the CTG step 2 program were of great help, especially in quantifying opportunities and reducing impacts.
“As far as energy savings are concerned, based on the most recent performance results, a reduction of at least 5% of the specific electricity consumption seems to be an achievable target. Special thanks must go to the plant team and the CTG team for this remarkable achievement, and hopefully other Group plants will follow us”.
Following implementation of the energy management system, Halyps has introduced a series of measures to enhance efficiency.
The “backbone” of the company’s certification is the electrical efficiency program Halyps commenced in 2009.