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New intelligent lighting at ArcelorMittal Ostrava will annually save 3050 tonnes of CO2 and nearly 81 per cent of the original electricity costs

Ostrava 8th January 2018 – ArcelorMittal Ostrava has completed reconstruction of lighting worth 16 million crowns. 905 pieces of original halogens and fluorescent lamps have been replaced by modern, economical LED lighting. This investment will bring annual savings of 3050 tonnes of CO2 and compared to the original solution will reduce electricity consumption in the respective areas by 3016 MWh, i.e. 81 %. The supplier of the lighting and lighting control systems was CEZ ESCO.

"In the long term ArcelorMittal Ostrava has been working to minimize its environmental footprint, not only in manufacturing plants, but also in the related activities. The lighting reconstruction project is an important step not only in saving carbon dioxide, but also in reducing our energy intensity and maintenance costs," said Aditya Nath Sen, Investment Director at ArcelorMittal Ostrava.

Reconstruction of the lighting took place in all underpasses and on all pavements connecting the main gate and the Zarici gate, and in operation 65 – Safety barriers and mine supports covering areas from pre-production to final inspection of finished products. The installation was carried out under full operation of the plant.

"Modernisation of lighting bring big industrial mill such as ArcelorMittal Ostrava not only savings in operating and maintenance costs, but also enables a convenient adjustments of the lighting to the current needs,“ explains the CEO of ČEZ ESCO Kamil Čermák. “Substantial reduction in breakdown rate in yet another benefit.”

The new indoor and outdoor lighting systems have been tailored to individual manufacturing processes, each requiring a different degree of luminance. They respond to the intensity of daylight and allow to increase or decrease the degree of luminosity depending on the sunlight.

"The new lighting also has a much longer life, it will be easier to maintain and we also expect a significant improvement in work safety," adds Jiri Chvalina from the investment department of ArcelorMittal Ostrava, who was in charge of the whole project.

ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s. is part of the world’s largest steel and mining group ArcelorMittal. Annually it produces over 2 million tonnes of steel, which is mainly used in construction and machinery. It is the biggest manufacturer of road safety barriers in the Czech Republic. Besides the domestic market the company delivers its products to more than 40 countries around the world. ArcelorMittal Ostrava and its subsidiaries employ nearly 7 000 people. In 2016 average income was CZK 35 104. As a result of the completion of a range of above-standard greening technologies the company produces its products with the minimum possible environmental footprint. To contribute to making a more sustainable future possible, the company has set 10 sustainable development outcomes. The progress on each of the outcomes is reported on the Annual Review. The sole shareholder is ArcelorMittal S.A.

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