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Powerstar yields savings at TenCate

Dr Madapittas with units

Market-leading voltage optimisation system Powerstar has been successfully installed at TenCate Grass Middle East, part of Dutch multinational Royal TenCate, in the UAE.

As a leading global manufacturer of solutions for the protection of people and their environment, TenCate actively sought an appropriate energy-saving technology to implement as part of its corporate social responsibility to reduce overall energy consumption and impact on the environment.

“As with all potential customers, Powerstar engineers carried out an in-depth site analysis survey to ascertain the guaranteed savings achievable for TenCate from the installation of voltage optimisation. Results from the survey identified minimum savings of 6.8 per cent would be made, once installed. However, the Powerstar system achieved annual electricity consumption savings of 8.7 per cent,” a Powerstar statement said.

Economic growth across the UAE has led to a substantial increase in energy consumption levels. Trends highlight the region as having one of the world’s highest electricity consumption per capita, and estimates indicate that the domestic demand for power will more than double by 2020.

Voltage optimisation systems discreetly optimise the incoming voltage to ensure it is in-line with the electrical needs of each building, providing not only significant savings on electricity consumption and costs, but also reduced carbon emissions and lower wear and tear to onsite equipment, machinery and appliances.

Dr Alex Mardapittas, managing director at Powerstar, commented, “We are pleased to see such positive results from the TenCate installation. As a company we continue to increase our presence in the UAE, a very important market for us. We are currently working on a number of new and exciting projects in the territory, which we look forward to announcing in the near future.”

Fully manufactured in the UK, Powerstar has been established for over 13 years, and is the only voltage optimisation system with a patented design. Powerstar boasts 100 per cent reliability with no recorded failures across thousands of installations globally, offering a secure, proven and reliable solution for businesses in the UAE.

Powerstar is the only voltage optimisation system in the world to be granted a patent on its design. The range includes Powerstar HV MAX (HV side optimisation) and Powerstar (LV side fixed optimisation) as well as Powerstar MAX (LV side electronic-dynamic optimisation).

It has been installed successfully worldwide. Landmark installations include: Palace of Westminster, London City Hall, House of Keys and Western Parliament Australia.

Clients include Asda, NHS, Cineworld, Co-Operative Group, Hilton Hotels, Sheffield Hallam University, Transport for London, Premier Inn, Cabinet Office, AESSEAL, Merseyside Police, Sandvik, Punch Taverns, Beefeater Grill, Holiday Inn, Mothercare, University of Surrey, London Fire Brigade and Sheffield City Council.

Systems in the range are fully designed and manufactured in the UK, by Sheffield based EMSc (UK) Ltd

Powerstar has recorded savings of up to 26.1 per cent on electricity consumption (Guoman Thistle Hotel – London); average expected savings from installation of a Powerstar system are 12 per cent-15 per cent.

It comes with guaranteed savings, 15 years warranty (10 outside the UK) and an expected 50-year lifespan.