A flexible contract and access to market knowledge are the foundations of Industrial Chemicals’ relationship with Gazprom Energy and help the business to make savings on its significant energy overheads. Industrial Chemicals processes around one million tonnes of material every year, manufacturing chemicals for use across a range of sectors. Unavoidably high gas and electricity consumption makes energy a significant overhead for the business.
In addition to supplying gas across five of Industrial Chemicals’ sites since 2010, Gazprom Energy was appointed to supply power to its chlor-alkali electrolyser facility. The site uses high voltages to split compound chemicals, in a process that consumes the highest amount of electricity in the business’ portfolio. As a result, informed decision-making and the flexibility to respond quickly to market changes are crucial to Industrial Chemicals’ energy procurement strategy if it is to avoid significant unnecessary costs.
Darren Sharpe, Energy Projects Manager at Industrial Chemicals, explains: “Our electricity consumption has increased across our portfolio over recent years and the chlor-alkali electrolyser requires a significant amount of power every year. Because of this, flexibility was a core part of our decision-making in awarding this contract to help us achieve savings on a site where our consumption is essential to our business."
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