22 Dec 2021 NS BLUESCOPE MALAYSIA GOES BIG ON SOLAR ENERGY
Ceremonial groundbreaking kicks off construction for a 33,930 m2 Solar Farm
Bringing BlueScope’s 2050 Net Zero GHG Emission Goal One Step Closer
Kapar, Selangor, 16 December 2021 – NS BlueScope Malaysia, one of the main producers of coated steel in Malaysia, held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate a new milestone in BlueScope’s 2050 Net Zero Goal with the construction of its 33,930 m2 solar farm, namely, ‘NS BlueScope SunField’.
In attendance for the ceremony were honourable representatives from the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporate (MGTC), Ts. Shamsul Bahar; representative from the Australian High Commission – H.E. Dr. Justin Lee, Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Koh Boon Hong, Country President of NS BlueScope Malaysia; Management Team of NS BlueScope Malaysia, Business Partners, and many other esteemed guests.
“The NS BlueScope SunField is an example of our commitment to renewable energy. Guided by BlueScope’s decarbonisation pathway to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050, we are gearing up to decarbonise our operations through empowering our people and adopting new technologies.”
The NS BlueScope SunField is one of the major milestones in NS BlueScope Malaysia’s climate change strategy. Earlier initiatives include the Solar LED Street Lights, Rainwater Harvesting, Wastewater Treatment, Regenerative Thermal Oxidiser (RTO), and the continuous optimisation of energy efficiency in our manufacturing operations.
Our latest and biggest initiative yet – the NS BlueScope SunField, comprising 9,629 photovoltaic panels, will be constructed on NS BlueScope’s Kapar Manufacturing Plant with the estimated completion by May 2022. The solar powerhouse can generate 7,007,364 kWh over a year, which is sufficient to power 1,678 residential homes.
The clean energy produced has a greenhouse gas (GHG) equivalency of reducing 4,477 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually compared to fossil fuel generation, which is proportionate to 29,430 fewer passenger cars or planting 42,033 trees.
“To make the NS BlueScope SunField possible, we have devoted an initial investment of RM16 Million. Tapping into the strength of steel, we are able to introduce a resilient solution that could sustain the generation of clean energy for at least 25 years,” added Koh.
Our existing initiatives today including the NS BlueScope SunField, represent a 23.9% reduction in greenhouse gasses. Using the year 2018 as a baseline, this empowers us towards our interim checkpoint of 30% GHG reduction by 2030. Bigger plans are en route to bring us closer to our decarbonisation pathway, which includes the introduction of green smart office, EV charging stations, water recycling, EV forklifts, and many more.
“Reciting BlueScope’s Purpose, we create and inspire smart solutions in steel, to strengthen our communities for the future – and this is the pledge we make to our business partners, people, shareholders, and local communities,” said Koh.
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About NS BlueScope SunField
The NS BlueScope SunField is the latest initiative for clean energy by NS BlueScope Malaysia through the installation of a 33,930 m2 solar farm, comprising of 9,629 photovoltaic panels at the NS BlueScope Kapar Manufacturing Plant. NS BlueScope SunField generates approximately 7,007,364 kWh of clean energy over a year which is equivalent to reducing 4,477 tonnes of CO2 emissions. The NS BlueScope SunField is one of the milestones in line with BlueScope’s 2050 Net Zero GHG Emission Goal.
About NS BlueScope Malaysia
For more than 20 years, NS BlueScope Malaysia drives growth in premium branded coated and painted steel markets and builds on the strong value proposition, offering customers across Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and South Africa, high-quality building materials.
With products produced locally, used in iconic projects and housing that improve the daily lives of people, NS BlueScope Malaysia is the only local manufacturer of COLORBOND® pre-painted steel, ZINCALUME®, and TRUECORE® aluminium and zinc-coated steel.
NS BlueScope Malaysia is a part of BlueScope Steel Limited Australia, one of the world’s largest manufacturers listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: BSL) for premium metallic coated and painted steel building products. The strength of BlueScope is its global network with more than 100 facilities in 18 countries, employing over 14,000 people serving millions across the globe.
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Source: NS Bluescope