ArcelorMittal Dofasco Initiates Major LED Lighting Program
Founded in 1912, ArcelorMittal Dofasco is a flagship site for the world’s largest steel and mining company. Being a world class manufacturer requires Dofasco to continuously strive to improve productivity and efficiency. Energy efficiency is the primary focus of the Energy Department and lighting improvement was identified as an excellent opportunity for savings.
In 2019, Nexstar was selected to upgrade the lighting in the #3 & #4 Galvanizing Plants and Central North Shipping warehouses with premium efficiency LED high bays, task lights and office fixtures. In conjunction with the fixture upgrade, a wireless control system was also installed that will allow full energy optimization and further monitoring and tracking initiatives. This initial phase of the project reduced the electrical load by 880 kW and produced annual savings of over 8 million kWh.
Nexstar is currently upgrading the lighting in the Kenilworth Facility and the Hot Strip Mill that will reduce load by an additional 2.5MW. The Hot Strip Mill presented several technical challenges due to the operating environment. Nexstar used a custom made high bay fixture to meet the required conditions. Energy savings on the high bay fixtures are 77% directly with additional savings resulting from a plant wide wireless control system. This allows full optimization of light level and energy use.
Nexstar has recently been awarded two additional projects covering the Sheet Mill and the Tin Mill.
Nexstar Lighting takes pride in providing our customers with all the opportunities they require to achieve all possible energy savings. When all active projects are completed, the projected annual energy cost savings will exceed $3.5 million annually. Nexstar also provides all necessary support for obtaining the government incentives. Nexstar Lighting’s professional team can help you achieve your goals.
Nexstar Lighting has over 18 years experience in design and installation of energy efficient lighting and controls. Our services include licensed Professional Engineers and Electrical Contractors working with Industrial, Commercial and Multi Residential clients installing Smart Lighting Solutions coast to coast. Flexible Payment Terms and EMAP Services are available.