RBCT Media Release 12/12/07
12 December 2007
RBCT awarded Energy Efficiency ETA award 2007
Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) is pleased to have been awarded the National Business Initiative’s 2007 Energy Efficiency ETA Award. This is indicative of RBCT’s commitment to energy efficiency in all aspects of its operations, which is viewed as key to our reputation of one of the world’s most globally competitive export coal terminals.
RBCT signed the Energy Efficiency Accord with the Minister of Minerals and Energy in August 2006 The Accord has targeted energy savings of 12-15% by 2012. RBCT has formulated a corporate policy and put together a project team dedicated to continuously monitoring and measuring our performance and, above all, integrating the energy saving imperative in every aspect of our operations.
“Being part of the energy efficiency accord has enabled us to actively and continuously benchmark our performance in this crucial area. Our best allies and active partners in pushing for energy efficiency are our people and their teams. Their passionate commitment and creative efforts have made energy efficiency to be the way of life at RBCT. ” said Kuseni Dlamini, Executive Chairman.
To signify our commitment, RBCT has completed the first phase of the energy saving lighting initiative, which saved a bankable 314 megawatt- hours, representing 3% savings. In addition to this, another project to save diesel fuel translates into 3.2% representing an equivalent of 45,000 litres to be saved. Both projects translate into over 600 tonnes of carbon emissions reduced directly and indirectly by Eskom to generate the equivalent electricity.
RBCT has a comprehensive energy efficiency plan driven by a team that continuously investigates, identifies and take advantage of opportunities for ongoing improvement. Every project’s feasibility is evaluated carefully producing documentation that is recorded, even if the project is not viable. Of significance is the commitment of top leadership to the energy saving initiatives in line with our vision of being the terminal of choice optimizing stakeholder value. “I strongly believe that doing good is good business in every aspect of our operations”, said Kuseni Dlamini, Executive Chairman.
Initiatives submitted included fuel savings, electricity savings, water savings, carbon emissions savings and all potential projects.
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