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Stahl- und Walzwerk Marienhütte GesmbH

Marienhütte Ges.m.b.H. is Austria’s only producer of concrete reinforcement steel bar. The range of products includes billets, ribbed concrete reinforcement steel bar and smooth reinforcement steel bar. Constant contact with customers, flexibility and reliability of delivery all ensure customer satisfaction. Marienhütte Ges.m.b.H. has been an ECOPROFIT company since 1996 and regularly takes part in research projects.

Measures implemented and savings made:

  • The installation of additional puffer storage tanks to increase the amount of heat fed into the district heating network in cooperation with Energie Graz (Energy Network, Graz); an increase in heat extraction by 50 % to approx. 60,000 MWh per year
  • Continued evaluation of suppliers of scrap metal, raw and auxiliary materials resulted in cost savings of 195,000 Euros in 2007 and 136,000 Euros in 2009
  • Continuous supervision and monitoring of the production procedure by means of indicator systems and material flow analyses: a reduction of electricity consumption of 4,200 MWh per year, a reduction of waste of 5,700 t per year and cost savings of 354,000 Euros per year

Sources: ECOPROFIT Awards Brochures 2009-2010, Municipal Authorities and Department of Environmental Protection, Graz