The ArcelorMittal plants in Duisburg have successfully passed certification for energy management in accordance with DIN ISO 50001. Following a preliminary audit in February 2013, the auditors of Det Norske Veritas have now certified the plants in Ruhrort and Hochfeld for their economical use of energy.
Consumption of natural gas, water and electricity in the Duisburg plants was examined in detail in the run-up to the audit, the savings potential was calculated and implemented before ArcelorMittal Duisburg could complete the audit successfully. Thanks to the new energy management system, ArcelorMittal Duisburg is now saving substantial energy costs and is therefore in a position to apply for reimbursement of the energy tax.
Denis Schlender, Environmental Officer of the Duisburg plants, says, “We are constantly working on improving our energy efficiency. We have taken a major step forward with the certification in energy management.” Energy-conscious operation of the plants and the energy saved also render it possible to improve the cost structure and thus to safeguard competitiveness in the long term.
The energy certification is a building block in the integrated management system at ArcelorMittal Duisburg which also covers the areas of quality, occupational safety and environmental protection. In conclusion, CEO Thorsten Brand says, “We can all be proud of this result which was made possible thanks to the excellent preparations of all those involved.”