Sydney manufacturers set to make big savings
Ardagh Australia in Milperra, Tacca Industries in Moorebank, and Barron & Rawson in Revesby have been awarded more than $2.2 million in funding as part of the Government’s Clean Technology Investment Program.
Ardagh, a major supplier of steel and aluminium food and aerosol cans in Australia and NZ, has been offered a $1.8 million grant to help fund a $5.4 million project that will help it upgrade its facilities to make them more energy and cost efficient.
The company will consolidate its manufacturing activities and upgrade its can-making lines at the Milperra site.
The project is expected to reduce Ardagh’s carbon emissions by 48 per cent and result in savings of $250,000 in energy costs per year.
Tacca Industries and Barron & Rawson will receive $259,412 and $134,706 respectively to help install solar PV systems.
Tacca, which manufactures plastic packaging such as punnets and cake trays, will install a 200kW system that it estimates will save the company $29,000 a year in energy costs and significantly reduce its emissions.
Barron & Rawson designs and manufactures specialised plastics for Australian and international markets.
Its new 100kW system is expected to slice up to $24,000 a year off its energy bill and cut its emissions by 16 per cent.
The $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and the $200 million Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program are funded by carbon price revenue.
Manufacturers are encouraged to apply for funding under these programs. For more information, visit www.ausindustry.gov.au or call AusIndustry on 13 28 46.