The process of refitting a superyacht requires considerable energy consumption as an inevitable by-product, however, renowned refit facility, MB92 Barcelona of the MB92 Group, has received the ISO 50001 certificate for its energy management. Hot on the radar of the superyacht industry, commitment to the reduction of energy consumption is an important component for a facility of scale, and one that MB92 Barcelona has successfully managed to improve.

Representing the culmination of months of hard work alongside significant investment, MB92 Barcelona has received the ISO 50001 certificate by Lloyd’s Register to complement the ISO 9001 and 14001, which is already in place.

As part of the new management system, the Spanish refit facility has implemented a number of energy-reducing components, including cooling towers to reduce electrical consumption during the refrigeration of vessels, an aero thermic container to reduce gasoil consumption in paint tent heating systems and smart meter systems to improve monitoring and control of electric systems.

“As with all the other ISO Certificates established in MB92 Barcelona, this new certification is the result of great team work and a commitment to continually improve in the search for excellence. We have taken great strides forward in how we approach current environmental challenges and by improving the way in which we operate in the shipyard to gain greater efficiency, we will also be able to pass these benefits on to our clients.”

- Miquel Angel Lliteras, Shipyard Manager, MB92 Barcelona

Additionally, MB92 Barcelona has implemented a number of internal operational changes that have reportedly made considerable impact, including an enhanced procurement strategy that considers energy efficiency as a key deciding factor when forming working partnerships and selecting products and in-house training on energy efficient working methods provided to key teams involved in operational activities in the facilities.

“As with all the other ISO Certificates established in MB92 Barcelona, this new certification is the result of great team work and a commitment to continually improve in the search for excellence,” says Miquel Angel Lliteras, MB92 Barcelona’s shipyard manager. “We have taken great strides forward in how we approach current environmental challenges and by improving the way in which we operate in the shipyard to gain greater efficiency, we will also be able to pass these benefits on to our clients.”

The successful application of MB92 Barcelona’s energy management system is planned to be extended and implemented to all those within the MB92 Group, with certification to be received soon in MB92 La Ciotat.

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