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Sustainability at its Core: Speak to Molnlycke, Veolia and ENGIE as they Embrace Sustainability Practices in the Manufacturing Industry

Wong Yin Kee, Managing Director of Engie Services

Question 1: What are the challenges manufacturers face in implementing new innovative solutions to power their plants and utilities? 

Despite the growing interest in sustainability, many manufacturers remain unsure of how and where to start. A lack of deep technical competencies in energy efficiency and sufficient data in relation to their current utility requirements and baseline, further complicate the issue. As a result, companies are often left unable to define concrete steps in their sustainability journeys.

It is also often quite challenging for manufacturers to find a sustainability and decarbonization partner that can offer them end-to-end integrated solutions and support them from start to finish in transforming their power and utility supply.  

Manufacturers need not only a consultant that can help them establish their strategy and roadmap, but also a long-term partner that can deliver and implement the solutions for them. 

Question 2: What is ENGIE’s role in this partnership? 

We are facilitators, helping Mölnlycke realize its decarbonization and sustainability goals. We supported Mölnlycke in defining and developing a decarbonization strategy and roadmap, which was followed by the successful realization and commissioning of their first plant in Malaysia to run on low-carbon utilities. 

We are extremely pleased to have successfully commissioned our first joint project in Malaysia last year. It marked the beginning of our long-term strategic partnership with Mölnlycke to roll out solutions to help decarbonize their other sites in the country. 

We are leveraging our industry experience and technical expertise to assist them in scoping through to the implementation of their decarbonization strategy across Malaysia and beyond.

Question 3: How is ENGIE working together with Mölnlycke to generate renewable energy at the plant site in Malaysia? 

We are actually working together on a lot more than renewable energy in Malaysia. Leveraging the different expertise within the group, ENGIE has helped Mölnlycke to define their energy and utility requirements, setting out a clear baseline to chart their decarbonization journey. Thereafter, we identified a list of decarbonization opportunities for their plants in Malaysia. Following a deep dive analysis to evaluate the feasibilities of these opportunities, we focused on the implementation of the prioritized solutions, with a focus on long-term operational excellence in the delivery of key utilities to Mölnlycke with a high level of system efficiency, availability, and quality. 

In addition to this work, we are incorporating onsite solar at the plant to green its energy mix, while reducing supply and price volatility.

Question 4: Walk us through the design process of the plant in terms of energy management. How does ENGIE support Mölnlycke (or its other companies) in terms of decarbonization?

The first step in any journey is to identify the baseline and energy requirements. ENGIE works together with our customers to determine their energy and utility needs and identify the most immediate and significant opportunities for decarbonization. Through comprehensive opportunity mapping and detailed discussions with the customer, ENGIE will then prioritize the order of these solutions and prepare a proposal to jointly deliver the high-priority solutions, together with the customer.

Thereafter, the project execution and implementation phase will commence. Here we focus on the reliable delivery of utilities to support production requirements and establishing a solid start for a long-term collaborative relationship. We see our customers as our long-term partners and work closely with them to jointly ensure their production needs are met. 

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