Australian environmental management company Envirosuite (ASX: EVS) has had its first European industrial manufacturing win with the signing of multinational steelmaker Tata Steel to its namesake platform.
Tata will utilise Envirosuite’s solution-as-service offering to translate operational data into action in real-time, and help drive improvements in air quality throughout its integrated steel production facility at Port Talbot in the Welsh county of West Glamorgan.
The facility employs over 4,000 people and can produce nearly 5 million tonnes of steel slab per year, making it the larger of two major steel plants in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.
Approximately 60 existing, real-time air quality sensors and three weather stations around the facility will feed data directly into the Envirosuite platform, allowing Tata to take action before air quality issues occur and respond rapidly when incidents emerge.
Envirosuite said the platform’s air quality management tools will be configured to allow Tata’s operational and environmental staff to better manage the relationship between the steel operations and air quality in the surrounding community.
“Our platform is extremely well-suited for steel manufacturers, and working with Tata at this initial site is an excellent commercial entrance for us into this sector,” said chief executive officer Peter White.
“We congratulate Tata Steel in taking a global leadership position in the sector by implementing a proactive management approach to the air quality experienced in neighbouring communities.”
Tata is one of the world’s top steel producing companies, with annual crude steel delivery in 2017 of 27.5Mt.
The company has over 74,000 employees across five continents, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries.
Envirosuite’s platform is used worldwide by a range of clients in the mining, water and waste management, heavy industry, ports and agricultural industry sectors, and by governments looking to regulate industry in accordance with community well-being.
The Tata contract follows Envirosuite’s first ever multi-site win in January with UK private utility Southern Water.
Under the terms of that agreement, Southern Water will use the Envirosuite platform to realise greater value from its monitoring network and more effectively analyse and respond to odour complaints within its jurisdiction.