CDE goes green with Power NI reducing carbon footprint by 600 tonnes
Switched on to Green Energy: Pictured at CDE Global’s Centre of Excellence in Cookstown, Gerard Smith, Operational Excellence Manager, and Ian Fraser, Key Account Manager at Power NI
CDE, the world’s number one wet processing equipment company, will save just over 630 tonnes of CO2 by choosing Green Energy generated by local, renewable sources only.
Power NI, Northern Ireland’s leading energy provider, will supply CDE with over 2.1 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity – the same amount of energy that would power over 650 homes for a year. By choosing a Green Energy contract, CDE will save approximately 630 tonnes of carbon due to the electricity being sourced from 100% renewables.
Power NI supplies around 40,000 businesses across NI with around 55GWh of electricity provided as Green Energy. Power NI’s parent company, Energia Group, to date has invested over €1 billion in the energy market across NI and ROI focusing on their core segments of Renewables, Flexible Generation and Customer Solutions.
The Green Energy contract will see Power NI supply CDE’s global headquarters in Cookstown and its world-class fabrication facilities in Monkstown and Cookstown.
In 2019, CDE officially opened its Centre of Excellence in Cookstown which is home to the world’s largest engineering team dedicated to wet processing technologies for the sand and aggregates, mining, construction and demolition waste recycling, industrial sands and environmental sectors.
The state-of-the-art workspace was designed to strengthen CDE’s commitment to the environment and features a cutting-edge building management system that automates natural ventilation and cooling to minimise energy consumption as well as a rainwater harvesting system. Comprised of 60% glass, it also reduces the company’s reliance on artificial lighting.
Ian Fraser, Key Account Manager at Power NI, comments: “We’re delighted to provide CDE with 100% Green Energy. Like us, they take sustainability seriously and as we can provide tailored contracts at Power NI, we were able to meet their needs as a large energy user with a very competitive price.”
Commenting on the recent contract agreement, Gerard Smith, Operational Excellence Manager at CDE, said: “Sustainability is central to all that CDE does. We develop engineered solutions to usher in a greener, more sustainable future in the materials processing industry. Many of our wet processing technologies are industry-standard around the world and support our customers to achieve their environmental objectives.
“We want to ensure that we are true champions of sustainability not only through the green achievements of our pioneering customers but also in how we function as a business.
“That’s why, along with other energy saving initiatives, we committed to locally sourced 100% Green Energy, resulting in a significant reduction in our carbon emissions; helping us deliver more sustainable solutions in a more sustainable way.