Techint Engineering & Construction: Let's continue working to achieve better energy efficiency!
Our company is joining initiatives around the world to celebrate Energy Efficiency Day. As well as it’s own Energy Management System, certified under IOS 50001, it also has rules governing energy performance throughout operations, designed to foster more sustainable energy
The search for energy efficiency involves a series of actions designed to improve the ratio of energy consumed to what is obtained for use, without undermining our quality of life.
The first International Conference on Energy Efficiency was held in Austria in 1988, where participants agreed that it was necessary to raise awareness of the importance of reducing energy consumption through reasonable and sustainable energy use. Since then, March 5 has been the date marking the International Day of Energy Efficiency.
Techint E&C continuously seeks to improve its energy performance throughout its operations, at headquarters, projects and in the services it offers, by following an Energy Management System (SGEn, for its acronym in Spanish), certified under the ISO 50001:2018 Standard, which is part of its Integrated Management System (SIG, for its acronym in Spanish). This enables the company to develop actions centered on improving energy use, consumption and efficiency in its processes. Below are the ten rules for energy performance that are a feature of all Techint E&C’s projects:
10 Rules for Energy Performance
1. Measurement of energy consumption. Identify, analyze and classify the energy consumption levels of your activity. When we measure things, we can improve them.
2. Identification of significant use. Analyze your energy consumption and detect which activities consume the most and have the potential to achieve a significant reduction.
3. Active communication. Share the actions, results and measurements achieved, using all the communication channels available.
4. Taking part in training. Play an active role in training courses by suggesting and proposing improvement actions from your role.
5. Responsible consumption. Make the most of natural lighting. Use air conditioning systems as appropriate. Optimize vehicle travel.
6. Design and procurement. Promote a responsible design and acquisitions culture, placing value on improving energy performance as a key parameter for decision-making.
7. Preventive maintenance. Carry out periodic checks on the functions of equipment and machinery, as problems lead to excess energy consumption.
8. Renewable energies. Prioritize the use of clean energy such as solar panels, wind power and the use of bio-gas.
9. Evaluation of processes. Benchmark energy consumption and performance, systematizing monitoring and traceability processes.
10. Opportunities for improvement. Carry out the actions necessary to improve energy performance with a view to achieving the results desired and achieving continuous improvement.
In addition, the company is ramping up its participation in projects that not only produce more energy but also seek to use it better and in a more sustainable manner. This is the case with the construction of the Buena Ventura Wind Farm in the locality of Gonzáles Chaves, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, which will supply 50% of the electricity required by the Tenaris industrial center in Campana, thus reducing carbon emissions from one of the most advanced industrial plants in the country.