30 March, 2022

Wilo’s high-efficiency pumps reduce electricity consumption to a total of 1.77 terawatt-hours

Major step in line with its 2025 goals to provide clean water while minimizing carbon footprint

March 30, 2022

Wilo, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pumps and pump systems, has been making significant milestones in its sustainability strategies through deploying innovative pumps to increase the efficiency and contribute to energy usage reduction. With the implementation of high-performance pumps in its projects across the globe, Wilo has reduced power consumption by 1.77 terawatt-hours (TWh) in total.

Recently, the company set its 2025 goals which include reduction of carbon emissions by 50 million tons, achieve climate-neutral production across all its sites, and to save 1.8 terawatt-hours in energy per year through utilization of high-efficiency pumps.

Wilo, a recipient of the renowned German sustainability award for climate transformation, has been increasing its sustainable solutions in a bid to achieve its recent commitment to the Business Ambition for 1.5 °C and be carbon neutral by 2050. As pump solutions provider, the company acknowledges that water sector entails higher consumption of electricity. However, innovation in pumps can cut energy consumption and will help building operators reduce cost.

The company points out that new innovative pumps utilize much less electricity than previous models and replacing old technology with new, highly efficient pumps is more economical than maintaining old ones. Pump technology have made significant innovations in terms of energy efficiency and reliability, including digital innovations and electronically controlled systems.

Along with its expansion plans in the MENA region, Wilo also commits to delivering sustainable solutions and contributing to the regional climate change goals. The company seeks to increase utilization of high-efficiency pumps in its projects and operations in the region to significantly lessen the carbon footprint of water consumption.

Yasser Nagi, Managing Director of Wilo Middle East said: “Innovation can bring about major changes and facilitates in addressing major challenges such as reduction of carbon footprint. Technological advancements and sustainability go hand in hand to mitigate the risks of climate change especially in areas like the MENA region where water scarcity, for instance, is one of the pressing concerns. This is why we have incorporated the use of high-efficient pumps and other sustainable strategies in all our operations to contribute to the regional efforts to reduce carbon emission while ensuring water efficiency.”