10 firms win national environment award 2017

January 31, 2018 - 17:00

Ten domestic companies with the highest energy efficiency have won in different categories of the National Energy Efficiency in Industry Award 2017.

Representatives from 10 companies which have won the National Energy Efficiency in Industry Award 2017, gather for a photo at the award ceremony held on Wednesday in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Lan Hương
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Ten domestic companies with the highest energy efficiency have won in different categories of the National Energy Efficiency in Industry Award 2017.

The winners were selected from dozens of applications in food processing, industrial support services, medical equipment, mechanical equipment, garment, water supply, paper production, oil refinery, rubber and other sectors.

An awarding ceremony was held in Hà Nội on Wednesday.

The first prize was jointly awarded to Colusa-Miliket Foodstuff Joint-Stock Company (Colusa Miliket) and Polytechnical Mechanical, Thermal, Electrical and Refrigeration Engineering Company Limited (Polyco) in the category of best energy efficiency solutions in production.

Both companies won with their outstanding achievements and strong commitment to energy saving and energy efficiency.

The award, organised by the Việt Nam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association (VECEA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and supported by MoIT’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (4E) Project, is aimed at promoting environmental protection in industry ensuring sustainable development.

The 4E project is currently implemented by MoIT’S Department of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal.

Đỗ Hữu Hảo, chairman of VECEA and head of the organising board, said the board had received many applications from various industrial sectors, which itself was a proof that the companies were really committed to energy saving.

“It is encouraging to see their hard work and the fact that through the years, they have carried out many energy-efficiency measures to reduce the energy cost, enhance their competitiveness and reduce pollution,” Hảo said.

Ingmar Stelter, director of GIZ/MoIT Energy Support Programme, said with the energy-saving potential in Việt Nam reaching 30 per cent, energy-efficiency measures brought a great opportunity to help save resources for other costly power infrastructure projects without jeopardising economic growth. 

“The award is an opportunity to show that very little investment in energy saving can bring a lot of benefits and values. Today’s award winners are really pioneers and role models on energy efficiency in Việt Nam,” he said.

As one of the most dynamically growing economies in Asia, Việt Nam faces an enormous increase in energy demand that will continue to grow at double-digit rates in the coming years.  

The industrial sector is the biggest electricity consumer, accounting for 47 per cent of the national consumption, according to Việt Nam Energy Statistics in 2015.

The Vietnamese Government has also set a national target of saving up to 10 per cent of the total electricity consumption during 2016-20 in the revised Power Development Plan VII, which was published in 2016. — VNS