Lanka-Australia innovation to reduce harmful emissions | Sunday Observer

Lanka-Australia innovation to reduce harmful emissions

18 July, 2021

L to R: Nalin Koralegedara – Assistant Manager and Suneel Arya-Operations Manager of OneGalleFace, Rukshan Sheriff- Director/CEO of ECO33, Amanda Jewell-Deputy High Commissioner, Australian High Commission, Colombo and Windhya Liyanarachchi - Director/Finance and Admin at ECO33

Innovative technologies and solutions from Australia, introduced in Sri Lanka and Maldives in 2014, have prevented over 29,314,918 kg equivalent of GHG Emission savings (CO2) from polluting the environment. This achievement has been confirmed using internationally acclaimed Australian measurement and verification protocols.

Renewable energy and energy conservation are two important pillars in tackling climate change, and Australian businesses have been working to achieve these important goals through their use of Australian technological solutions both domestically and overseas.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives are among the countries adopting these technological solutions to climate change.

“ECO33, a company headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, introduced one of these Australian technological solutions to Sri Lanka in 2014.

The company has now installed over 30 energy efficient chillers from SMARDT and commissioned four large energy cost-saving projects.

These have resulted in cost savings and environmental benefits to the businesses, Government and people of Sri Lanka.

We were delighted to observe South Asia’s largest energy efficient chiller (1600TR units) operating at Shangri-La Mall in Colombo, “ stated Amanda Jewell, the Deputy Australian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka.

“Energy has an unreversible effect on the bottom line, and the cheapest way to reduce energy cost is through energy retrofitting solutions.

We don’t promote energy efficient products; we install solutions that are sustainable for over the next 15 years. This is possible because of our company culture towards climate action” said Dammica Wickramaratne – Chairman/MD of ECO33 Australia and Sri Lanka.

“We see potentially rewarding trade opportunities between Australia and Sri Lanka in terms of energy cost saving technologies and solutions. This brings another dimension to our commitment to deliver on Australia’s climate action strategy” stated Shameel Javadh – Director of Trade & Investment, Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The SMARDT-PowerPax oil-free energy efficient chiller is an innovation from Australia, with global manufacturing in Australia, Canada, USA, Germany and China.

At the heart of the SMARDT chiller’s emission reducing technology is its Turbocor compressor SMARDT has over 8,000 units globally, and it is the leading chiller brand in Sri Lanka. The chiller is successful because it is reliable and efficient and ECO33 provides quality after-sales services.

ECO33, headquartered in Australia, was incorporated and established in Sri Lanka in 2014by award-winning entrepreneur Dammica Wickramaratne. Since its inception ECO33 has continued to pave the way for energy conservation both locally and internationally.

The company is responsible for the creation of innovative business models that look at solutions to fit tomorrow’s business and economic landscapes. The company was the recipient of a National Energy Savings Award from “Energy Globe - Austria“ for 2018/19. The company has alliances and partnerships with SMARDT, Schneider, Danfoss, Pelco, TICA and many more global brands.

ECO33’ssuccess comes from its passion for energy conservation, its desire to deliver sustainable benefits and its ability to create an equal opportunity company culture.