The winner of the competition for the efficiency of electricity consumption among oil carriers is MERO

Kralupy nad Vltavou, 15 February 2021 – MERO ČR, a.s. won a competition organized by the International Association of Oil Transporters (IAOT) in the field of efficiency of electricity consumption in transportation in 2019. The results took into account the efficiency of electricity consumption for the previous period 2017-2019.

The data analysis was performed by the Pipeline Transport Institute in Moscow (Transneft R&D), which has long specialized in this area. Complete input data on the transportation of oil through their pipeline systems were provided by major transport companies, and the evaluation of the results of the 1st year of the competition provided a stimulus for mutual discussion and exchange of information within the IAOT expert group, which focuses on electricity efficiency.

The subject of the evaluation is mainly the consumed electrical energy needed for the operation of pumps in relation to the volume of transported oil. However, other parameters that affect the overall efficiency are also monitored. MERO ČR, a.s. succeeded in achieving this result, among other things, thanks to the optimization of operating pressures and the setting of pumping modes.

“This is an important international award for the company and our employees. The success of MERO ČR, a.s. is all the more valuable because it was achieved in a professional environment among subjects who have been involved in oil transportation for a long time. The prestigious placement is also a significant commitment for the company in the future”, said Jaroslav Kocián, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of MERO ČR, a.s.

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