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WEB Aruba is not only committed to deliver an efficient, stable and reliable product, our company is also committed to changing the way energy is produced. We are actively working towards a future which is less dependent on fossil fuels and that has a minimal impact on our environment.
We currently produce energy using various methods:
Boilers and Steam Turbines
- WEB Aruba produces electrical energy by steam driven turbine generators. The steam is produced by boilers that burn heavy fuel oil.
- To meet the growing demand for power, increase efficiency and lower the impact on the environment, WEB Aruba introduced Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines in 2006. With this technology WEB has increased its reliability and efficiency by approximately 30%. A reciprocating engine, also known as a piston engine, is a heat engine that uses one or more reciprocating pistons to convert pressure into a rotating motion resulting in power generation.
- To further increase efficiency and sustainable energy, WEB Aruba closed an agreement with Windpark Vader Piet NV in 2009 to exclusively buy energy generated by the wind turbine park. Increased efficiency and less fuel usage is the result of this project which consists of 10 wind turbines with a capacity of 3 megawatts (MW) each, for a total capacity of 30 megawatt. Considering variables like wind intensity and velocity, it has been calculated that the park can generate an average of 18 MW per day.
- In 2013 the Government of Aruba approved the construction of a second wind turbine park on the north coast of Aruba, at Urirama. Since 2009, 12% to 14% of Aruba’s energy production has been provided by the wind park at Vader Piet. The installation of the new wind park at Urirama could increase this share to 24 – 30%.
WEB short film: our road to 2020
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