Vallourec Deutschland GmbH in Germany
successfully obtained ISO 50001
, a certification related to energy management, following sites in the United States, the United Kingdom, and in the North of France
This certification validates an energy management system
, which takes into account all energy consumers, assesses current use and suggests possible improvements, as well as defining technical or organizational measures that would lead to reduced energy use.
Ulrich Menne, Managing Director of Production and Investment, said "The introduction of the system is an important milestone on our way to a more sustainable and cost-conscious company. We now have a system that collects all data on a centralized basis. This enables us to ascertain how much each facility uses and undertake measures based on these results
Gas constitutes 84% of total consumption within Vallourec in Germany and is the energy source with the greatest potential for savings. The company has already undertaken numerous improvements in its furnaces, e.g. by installing new furnace burners and new control technology.