On October 19, 2016, in Ho Chi Minh City, the DEVIWAS project in collaboration with the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) organized a “German – Vietnamese experience sharing workshop on energy efficiency in water businesses ”. Attending the workshop were representatives from Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association, DEVIWAS project, Thua Thien Hue Construction and Water Supply Company (Huewaco), Wilo Group, Ba Ria Water Supply Joint Stock Company – Vung Tau (Bwaco), Tilia Company, Sawako Company and representatives of water companies in the South.
The speakers shared their business lessons with the aim of using energy efficiently and economically. In fact, there are many different ways that companies have been applying. With the facts of his calculations, Mr. Uwe Werner, director of foreign affairs of the Wilo Pump Group, said that only by changing the way the pump is operated, without having to replace new equipment, the business has can save 20 – 50% of energy costs. In addition, there were presentations on technology and products of Tilia Company – Federal Republic of Germany and Sawaco Company.
The workshop was highly appreciated by the delegates for the practicality and meeting the needs of the meeting, sharing and learning among businesses in the industry. Many questions were asked by the participants to find solutions that best suit their local and business characteristics. Recognizing the significance and importance of such seminars, DEVIWAS will have plans to organize more regularly in the near future to give German and Vietnamese businesses more opportunities on cooperation, learning and technology trans.
Four energy-efficient solutions of Huewaco:
(1) Using green energy,
(2) Strict energy audit,
(3) Training human resources in the field of operation and maintenance,
(4) Training human resources in asset management.
Six solutions of Bwaco’s energy efficiency:
(1) Use high-performance electrical equipment;
(2) Applying new technology;
(3) Assigning electricity production norms;
(4) Reasonable network pressure;
(5) Rinse the pipe periodically;
(6) Network improvement.