International experts guided students at the Wadeville plant in the measurement and analysis process to ensure accurate results and reliable savings-potential figures.
Consol has operations in Clayville (Midrand), Wadeville (Germiston), Nigel (Johannesburg) and Bellville (Cape Town), with a total production capacity of 950 000 tonnes of glass per annum. The company has a turnover of approximately R4,5 billion and some 1 800 employees.
For a total monetary investment of R1 948 018, Consol realised an annual financial saving of
R1 800 000 and an energy saving of 2 117 650 KWh. It also reduced GHG emissions by
1 905 tonnes of CO2 for the year. The total pay-back period was 1,2 years.