Bahrain shipyard ASRY reports that it is already seeing significant benefits from a recent energy efficiency initiative. A newly deployed power capacitor bank has reduced the yard’s energy consumption without affecting productivity and created over $50,000 in savings in the first six months, it reports.
By deploying the capacitor banks, the power required for yard equipment, such as welding transformers, compressors, pumps, machines, dehumidifiers and cranes, can be efficiently stepped-down, thereby wasting less energy.
“ASRY is committed to energy efficiency on two fronts,” says ASRY Managing Director, Mazen Matar. “Firstly for our customers, with our expertise in installing energy efficient products and upgrades on their vessels. Secondly for our community, nation and planet, by reducing the yard’s environmental impact through carbon-reducing initiatives, such as these power capacitor banks.”
ASRY has a number of other environmental projects underway, including taking steps to become the first regional shipyard to achieve global standards in the green steel recycling of vessels, a yard-wide solar panel project which is now under development, and the installation of LED lighting rigs.