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Audit reveals energy saving opportunities

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

GOOD energy management principles will continue to be incorporated into all Fiji Ports Corporation policies and operations.

Chief executive officer Vajira Piyasena highlighted this in light of an energy audit carried out on the port of Suva last year.

"The aim of the audit was to identify energy saving opportunities at the port of Suva as well as engage in energy policy development for the company," he said.

The energy audit, conducted by the Pacific Community (SPC) showed a production of 3100 tonnes of greenhouse gas energy which was the port's third highest expense after labour and machinery.

About 25kg carbon dioxide (CO2-e) are produced per container in Suva port, slightly lower than the 2013 reported 30kg CO2-e/container for 42 ports in the world.

However, the energy audit demonstrated that an energy management system associated to short-term energy saving projects could result in a reduction of 440 tonnes CO2-e of greenhouse gas per year with three years recovered costs.

"As a consequence, Fiji Ports will continue to incorporate good energy management principles into all its policies for its companies and operations and actively promote and execute improvements based on the audit outcomes," Mr Piyasena said.

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