by | Jan 19, 2024 | News

Five years ago, Globalpesca SpA voluntarily adhered to the provisions of Law 21.305 with the aim of taking actions related to energy efficiency to contribute to reducing the carbon footprint associated with fuel combustion. This is why we have been certified with ISO 50001 since 2022.

ISO 50001 is a guideline for companies that assists in assessing and prioritizing the implementation of new energy efficiency technologies and improving the use and reducing the consumption of energy. It also promotes transparency and facilitates communication about the management of energy resources.

What is energy efficiency?
Energy efficiency is the effective use of energy. This entails using less energy (fuel) to achieve the same performance or carry out the same function.

As part of this process, during the recently concluded period, the team responsible for the standard, led by Yessica Cerda from the Engineering department, met with bridge and engine officers from the three vessels and office staff from different areas.

On November 22, 2023, they met with the Globalpesca I, and last Thursday, January 11, it was the turn of the Globalpesca II and Globalpesca III vessels. The goal of both meetings was to train personnel on the subject, provide information about the energy efficiency of each ship’s operations, and discuss possible actions to reduce energy consumption.

Since 2019, Yessica Cerda, the energy manager in the Engineering department of Globalpesca, along with AsGreen advisor Nicole Castro, has been analyzing the consumption behavior in relation to the production of each of the three vessels. This has formed a database to record and compare the energy efficiency of each vessel in different fishing seasons. This is measured per season and compared with the same vessel. The officers were presented with this information during the meetings. The call is to maintain their participation in collecting and providing monthly information regarding the energy performance of each ship.

There are external factors that the crew cannot control, such as days of bad weather where more fuel is required to work or the fishing zone where the vessel is located, whether the tide is in the Pacific or the Atlantic.

Measures are already being implemented to reduce energy expenditure, such as gradually replacing sodium or mercury bulbs with LED bulbs, which can be seen in the factory or some warehouses, resulting in lower fuel consumption for the generators in this case.

One invitation to each Globalpesca member, officers, crew, and administrators, is to reduce our personal impact on the environment, for example, by unplugging the phone charger once it is no longer in use, turning off lights when there are no people in a place, and providing ideas for other operational actions that can help reduce fuel consumption during the fishing season.