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Energy International tops in Sustainability
At the awards from ESB Energy International are (l-r): Jim Murray representing Kulim, Malaysia; John Campion, ESB Sustainability Director; Neil Quinn representing Stephen Court; Peter Davis representing Amorebieta, Spain; Tom Hayes representing Ardnacrusha; Ian Whitehead representing Rousch, Pakistan; John Wall representing Moneypoint; Pat O’Doherty, Incoming Chief Executive, Grace Simpson and Padraig Egan representing Generation Operations Central Procurement and Dave Brassil representing Dublin Bay Power.
Clodagh Swords from the Make-a-Wish Foundation is presented with a cheque by ESB International staff members Andrew Gillespie and Rob Kelly, who organised a Bring & Buy in Stephen Court during Sustainability Week in aid of the charity.
Aghada CCGT power plant.
This year’s susTainabiliTy awards attracted 238 entrants from all parts of the company. There were 12 entrants shortlisted for Merit awards, eight of which were from energy international. The overseas and independent plants featured very strongly with four of them shortlisted: amorebieta, Kulim, Dublin bay Power and rousch. Other entrants from energy international were: stephen Court, ardnacrusha, Moneypoint and Generation Operations Central Procurement. Of the 12 Merit award winners, four made it to the overall award shortlist, with the final result being: First Place: rousch Power, Pakistan, esb energy international Runner up: Dunmanway, esb networks Third place: Wilton, esb networks and electric ireland Fourth place: head Office sustainability Champions network This was the first year rousch entered the awards scheme, but it already had success in winning a bi-monthly sustainability award earlier in the year. The team at rousch came up with many sustainability ideas including innovations to reduce the use of paper, electricity and water. it provided reusable shopping bags to staff members and organised the segregation waste at collection points, while the children of staff have undertaken litter picking sessions. rousch delivered awareness presentations to contractors, families and local schools. it also changed from disposable drinking water bottles to reusable bulk water-containers and have more plans for improving sustainability in the future. speaking at the presentation of the
At the presentation of the overall winner’s award are (l-r): John Campion, ESB Sustainability Director, Ian Whitehead, Plant Manager at Rousch, Pakistan, and Padraig McManus, outgoing ESB Chief Executive.
award, rousch Plant Manager ian Whitehead said, “sustainability has been a part of the culture at rousch since esbi started there in 1997, with bicycles and donkey carts preferred to cars and trucks. i am very proud to be part of a team who are so dedicated to the message of sustainability and have such a belief in the future of the world. special thanks to Tahir and Khalid who have led many of the initiatives and to all the sustainability champions who have contributed within the monthly SEM Commercial meetings. Thanks to all staff and fami- Manager Tom Mooney lies for embracing our message and (left) with Fergus Sharkey of WaveBob, spreading it by words and example”. who brought along There were many other activities a scale model of the which took place during sustainability WaveBob device that was used during his Week, which ran from Monday to Friguest presentation.
day October 10th-14th. esb independent Generation marked sustainability Week with an award ceremony for the winners of its sustainability initiative. The initiative, which commenced in March, saw all of esbig’s staff being broken into teams of six and provided with sustainability projects to work on. The projects were completed in september and were judged by ray hester and liam ring. The top two teams then presented on the day of the awards. runners-up were the ‘Carbon Captors’ whose main project was on work place travel, with the winners being the ‘Green Theme’ whose main project focused on waste management. The event was opened by esb sustainability Manager Tony Carroll, with the awards being made by esb energy international Chief executive Pat O’Doherty, who also provided the closing address. Fergus sharkey of Wavebob was the guest presenter and gave a very interesting presentation on wave energy. n
Formal handover complete of Aghada CCGT plant, equipment and systems
When esb’s 435MW gas-fired station at aghada, Co Cork, was formally commissioned in May 2010, there remained a number of items which needed to be closed out by the engineering, procurement and construction (ePC) contractor, alstom. These outstanding items included the contract snag/punch list, the handover of the remaining works and finalisation of the plant operation and maintenance documentation. station and esbi resources worked closely with alstom ePC on site over the past 18 months to address all these outstanding items. On Wednesday October 19th, a major milestone in aghada’s history was reached when the management of the remaining outstanding ePC works was transferred by agreement to alstom Power services under a long-term service agreement. This effectively brings esb’s major capital investment project to a close. Well done to all those who worked and persevered since May 2010 to achieve this important milestone. aghada Generating station now has an excellent end product as a result of this fine effort. n
Energy International Sustainability Merit Award
At awards for Independent Generation’s Sustainability initiative are (l-r): Fergus Sharkey of WaveBob; Pat O’Doherty; and Tony Carroll, ESB Sustainability Manager; representatives from the Carbon Captor Team (John Sadlier, Jillian Conway, Amy Brennan, Caroline Gallagher); and representatives from the Green Theme Team (Joe Byrne, David Ging and Sean Kirwan); and Mick O’Mahony, Manager, Independent Generation. (Missing from the photograph are Jennifer Farrelly, Mei-Ling Ng, Rob O’Brien, Michelle Mangan and Rohan Thurairatnam).
Ollie Brogan, Manager ESB International, presenting ESB’s Sustainability Merit Award in Malaysia to Miss Krishna, Secretary KHTP-IPU Environmental Committee.
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