PETALING JAYA: Proton Holdings Bhd and UEM Edgenta Bhd have signed an energy performance contract to manage and implement energy efficiency initiatives at two of the former’s facilities, which are expected to save a minimum of 13% in total energy consumption.
In a joint statement today, the parties said UEM Edgenta will be optimising Proton’s Centre of Excellence (COE) located at the Sime UEP Industrial Park and at its Tanjung Malim manufacturing plant over a period of seven years.
The optimisation initiatives includes lighting retrofit, chiller replacement, installation and optimisation of their compressed air system and installation of a Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) sensor-based energy monitoring system at both facilities.
It also includes a comprehensive maintenance and service on all equipment under the contract.
“The energy performance contract will deliver energy efficiency, in which Proton would be able to reduce a minimum of 30% of total energy consumption at the Proton COE and 10% of total energy consumption at its Tanjung Malim plant, which translates into savings of no less than RM3 million per annum. This equates to 4,800 kg of greenhouse gas emission per year,” it said.
This initiative is also expected to reduce Proton’s overall operational costs, once the automaker increases its operational hours due to the expected increase in car production volume, which will start next year, it added.