GAIKER supports companies in calculating the carbon footprint of their products

Bizkaia, News

The company PINE, specialised in high and low voltage electrical installations, and the GAIKER Technology Centre, a member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance, BRTA, are participating in a project, led by the Basque Maritime Forum, within the framework of the Bizkaia Provincial Council’s 2022 Intermediate Agents Programme, the aim of which is to promote decarbonisation. To this end, one of PINE’s main achievements has been to develop a system for calculating the carbon footprint of its low-voltage electrical equipment and medium-voltage cells.

PINE, which belongs to the Zima Group, has an outstanding track record in developing electrical projects in multiple areas, including the naval, energy, industrial, onshore and offshore renewables and railway sectors. In addition, the quality of its developments and the recognition of its clients is based on its commitment to continuous improvement, safety and sustainability.

As part of its sustainability strategy, PINE aims to reduce its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible, for which it is making progress in calculating the carbon footprint of its processes with a view to monitoring them. For this reason, it has now taken a step further to also include the calculation of the carbon footprint of its electrical equipment by participating in this project.

As a first step in the implementation of this system, the carbon footprint of one of its products has been calculated. This calculation, based on the ISO 14067:2018 standard, considers the entire life cycle of the electrical panel, from the manufacture of raw materials and components, through assembly, installation and the use phase, to its end of life.

GAIKER has participated in this project as a technological support agent in the development of the company’s activities, as it has extensive experience in the development of projects aimed at increasing the sustainability of the Basque business fabric, as well as in the calculation of the carbon footprint of processes, products and services.

As a result of the project, PINE can now not only inform its customers of the carbon footprint of specific electrical equipment, an aspect that is increasingly in demand in the market, but also has its own database and a way of working that will enable it to extend this calculation to the rest of its products progressively.


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