DTEK ESCO upgraded the lighting system at Iron and Steel Works Azovstal: 90% of electricity saved

DTEK ESCO upgraded the lighting system at Iron and Steel Works Azovstal: 90% of electricity saved

15 March 2019
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DTEK ESCO upgraded the lighting systems in the transport and finishing area of Basic Oxygen Furnace Shop, Azovstal of Metinvest Group.

To light the workplaces, 713 old lights were replaced with 553 LED lights, which have higher light output and consume 90% less of energy.  

New LED lights ensure steady lighting without a glare effect. All lights have high rating of dust and moisture protection. Tempered glass is used for lights in order to avoid dust accumulation and decline in light output over time. The lifespan of such lights is 15 years.

The lighting systems in other shop bays are also undergoing the upgrades. By late March, LEDs will be installed in the scrap and ladle bays and then the installation activities will start in the continuous casting, de-slagging, mixer bays and material and ferroalloy handling system area. By September, a new lightning system will be installed in the Plate Mill and Heavy Section Mill Shops.

Enver Tskitishvili, General Director of Azovstal: 

"Life and health of our employees are priceless. That is why we care so much about occupational safety. High quality lighting is occupational safety factor No.1. Colleagues from DTEK ESCO used a comprehensive approach for enhancing the comfort for steel workers and considered the specific features of our large and complicated works. It is not just "replacement of lamps", it is a redesign of the lighting system with new control panels and automatic system installed".  

Yevhen Bushma, Director of DTEK ESCO:

"Usage of LED lights in the transport and finishing area will result in 90% electricity saving: up to 6 mln kWh per year. Lower electricity consumption will have an indirect environmental effect by reducing CO2 emission by 5.4 kt/year. The new lighting system offers more reliability, longer life and lower maintenance costs".