Shawcor’s plant in Orkanger has acquired a certification that guarantees that an equivalent amount of the electrical energy they use is produced from renewable energy sources in Norway.
Norway is known for its scenery with high mountains and deep fjords. This enables production of green energy from wind and falling water (hydropower). Today, Norway produces approximately 150 TWh (2017) electricity from hydropower and approximately 3 TWh (2017) electricity from wind mills and these numbers are steadily increasing.
Shawcor recognises that coating and insulation of steel pipes is an energy demanding operation. Shawcor heats the steel pipes and the material that is applied during the coating or insulation process which, in some cases, requires a significant amount of energy. The company is aware of the importance of using natural energy resources, and to reinforce its commitment to the environment, Shawcor has partnered with Orkdal Energi. This Norwegian power provider makes it possible for companies and residents of Norway to buy 100% certified renewable energy.
Shawcor’s current certificate is valid from October 2017 to December 2018.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/business-news/26102018/shawcor-orkanger-plant-recognised-as-green/