Congratulations to Energy Works Industrial Coatings Division selected as one of three winners in the Te taiao me te pākihi – Environmental leadership in business category, sponsored by Ngāruahine, Ngāti Ruanui, Te Ātiawa, Taranaki and Ngāti Mutunga, of the 2015 Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards.

The environmental award is for "investment and innovation in air emissions control and environmental sustainability".

The awards recognise outstanding initiatives in Taranaki to protect and enhance our high-quality environment. They also aim to encourage environmental stewardship and sustainable development of our natural resources.

Representatives of the company were invited to the environmental award presentation at the Devon Hotel, 390 Devon St East, New Plymouth on Thursday 29 October, where they were presented with an engraved award and a $300 cheque.

The company has made significant investment and commitment to improve management of air emissions from its abrasive blasting and spray painting activities.

A $4 million industrial coatings facility was completed in 2014, incorporating innovative design elements and infrastructure to deliver a “clean air” solution. Spray-painting booths have filtered fume extraction systems to minimise air emissions. Sand-blast recovery and scrubber systems, and dust collectors capture air-borne particles and increase the efficiency of the abrasive blasting operation.

Energyworks has engaged environmental consultants to assess air discharges and establish an air quality management programme. Taranaki Regional Council monitoring shows consistently high environmental performance.

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