ICTSI Australia takes steps to reduce carbon emissions – The Manila Times
Victoria International Container Terminal (VITC), a fully-automated container terminal subsidiary of International Con-tainer Terminal Services (ICTSI) in Australia has started installation of LED lighting upgrades to reduce carbon emissions.
VICTs Engineering and Facilities team said all five automated quay cranes were installed LED lights which resulted in reduced power consumption and carbon emissions
The upgrade to LED lighting benefits both VICTs ongoing operational expense reduction program and the environment, ICTSI said.
The upgrade has reduced the overall electricity usage by 971 megawatt hours and carbon emissions by 1,042 tons, or an 88 percent reduction. The upgrade equated to an average savings of AU$85,000 per annum for VICT.
Each crane originally utilized 47 1,000-watt high-pressure sodium lights. These were replaced with 14 400-watt LED lights strategically placed to maximize the new fittings.
VICTs highly qualified in-house technicians removed the old fittings and ballast to refit the new LED lights, which further reduced light spill to the residential neighborhood near the terminal.
VICT has successfully demonstrated to the Essential Services Commission (ESC) that under the Victoria energy upgrade program, quay cranes should be reclassified and considered for environment....