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Dresser Waukesha, a leading manufacturer of natural gas engines that deliver clean, cost-effective power, has been awarded ISO 140001 certification for its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Waukesha, Wis.
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard for environmental management systems. It helps organizations identify the impact and risks associated with carbon emissions, energy and water use and waste stream management, and develop programs to control and improve these areas.
“The decision to seek ISO 14001 certification demonstrates Dresser Waukesha’s commitment to minimizing the impact of our operations and products on the environment,” said Somnath Dasgupta, director of environmental, health and safety for Dresser Waukesha.
“Receiving this certification is the culmination of a rigorous process that began over a year ago and required the company to conduct a thorough review of every aspect of our operations,” he said. “It involves a detailed process by which we identified potential environmental impacts. Going forward we will use a process of continuous improvement to develop plans to eliminate or minimize those impacts and promote sustainable processes.
“The ISO process also provides a platform for moving beyond compliance to establishing future sustainability goals and further reducing our impact on the environment,” he said.
He also underscored Dresser Waukesha’s ongoing commitment to helping other companies reduce their energy footprint by developing “greener,” more efficient engines. Waukesha’s product lineup includes engines that operate with very low emissions, engine-generator sets designed for combined-heat-and-power applications to squeeze maximum energy out of the fuel they burn, and engines that operate on waste gases such as methane from digesters and landfills.
The company has an ongoing partnership with the United States Department of Energy for the development of efficient, low emission engines. The first result of this collaboration is Waukesha’s APG1000, which was introduced in 2006 and is one of the most efficient 1 MW engines in the world today. Recently the company received another grant that is being used to increase the efficiency of its APG2000/3000 models.
About Dresser Waukesha
Dresser Waukesha is a leading manufacturer of natural gas engines that deliver clean, cost-effective power. Waukesha engines are operating around the world in power generation, gas compression and other mechanical drive applications. Dresser Waukesha, based in Waukesha, Wis., packages engine-generator sets and DC switchgear controls for the distributed generation market.