Month: April 2013

EGEHAINA : II MOUNTAIN BIKE COMPETITION

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Juan Luis Rodríguez, Tito Sanjurjo and Franklin Abreu.

SD. EGEHAINA and the Dominican Cycling Federation (FEDOCI) announced the celebration of the II Mountain Bike Competition to take place in the Los Cocos Wind Park on Saturday May 11th, in the areas surrounding this energy mainframe, all around Pedernales and Barahona.

The circuit will have a total of 25.8Km for the elite categories and 13Km for amateurs; it will extend all throughout the Los Cocos Wind Park area, the Juancho and Enriquillo communities, and Los Cocos Beach, among other neighboring zones to the wind-based energy generation terminal

The announcement was made by Tito Sanjurjo, GM to EGEHAINA, whom expressed his satisfaction in celebrating this 2nd edition of the sports event, aiming to have it become an annual tradition to cycling appasionati.

About EGE Haina:

EGE Haina is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Diario Libre

Wind energy at the Book Fair

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Creativity. A space within the Fair, which shows how culture and learning go hand in hand when dealing with “dry” topics such as energy generation plants.

The EGEHAINA Pavilion in the International Book Fair has been distinguished for its sobriety, good taste and proper use of resources. It is creative proof

Santo Domingo

The importance of sending the message re the importance of recycling and incentivizing the preservation of the planet and the environment through energy saving is a social commitment EGEHAINA has assumed.

At its pavilion during the FIL 2013, EGEHAINA offered useful information regarding wind energy implementation, at the same time that awareness-raising methods were taught to all the children.

The avant-garde pavilion involves a structure designed by LP Agencia Creativa, featuring a front yard where attractive pieces are being displayed, built based on recycled materials, which were creatively turned into colorful furniture pieces and décor elements by artist Marcelo Ferder, hence adding an esthetic touch, attractive and artistic as well to the pavilion at the same time that the message on how useful recycling can be, was being broadcast to the visiting public.

EGEHAINA has carried out many social actions which represent a significant burden and contribution towards developing the ideals of environmental preservation, as well as the work done with the neighboring communities to the 10 energy parks it operates, and the creation of illustrated murals which explain how to implement energy-saving measures at home and the workplace.

About EGE Haina:

EGE Haina is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario

A GARDEN OF WASTE!

garden-wasteSANTO DOMINGO INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR 2013

Santo Domingo

One of the most appealing exterior areas in the XVI International Book Fair, for both its physical display as well as the message it broadcasts, has been developed by EGEHAINA.

What is so special about it? An original garden made 100% based on recycled materials which force the visitor to stop and admire it for more than a minute or two.

Tin, plastic, wires, metal tanks, rubber tires, cardboard, old vehicle pieces, fibers, and remains of many other materials take the shape of flowers, anthropomorphic figures, hanging lamps and windmills.

Some tanks and wooden boxes have been adorned with geraniums, bromeliads, shooting star blossoms, palms and bougainvillea flowers, forming a unique contrast with the blend of materials.

For this occasion, the company, which is participating for the 1st time in a book fair, wanted to dedicate the FIL 2013 theme to preserving the environment and saving energy.

About EGE Haina:

EGE Haina is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario

CAEI Consortium and INFOTEP begin Dual Education Program

CAEI Consortium and INFOTEP begin Dual Education ProgramThe CAEI Consortium and the National Technical Education Institute (INFOTEP) began the first technical program in dual education specializing in Sugar Technician training, aiming to increase the qualification level of staff working in this agro industry.

The first group features 15 high school graduates, and the program will have a 2yr duration, divided into five modules, with a total of 4,427 hours, 1,427 of those will be classroom hours while the remaining 3,000 will feature on-site training and work schedules within the company.

Future technicians will be able to learn, both in theory as well as practice, everything the sugar fabrication process, such as sugar cane unloading and manipulation, milling, thermal and electric generation, boilers, instrumentation, use and handling of tools, as well as environmental protection, among others. During a ceremony hosted at the UCE Auditorium, the CAEI Exec. VP Alberto Potes affirmed that the company is committed to training these technicians, because it is the first company ever to innovate in developing such a program alongside INFOTEP.

“It is about an unprecedented project in the sugar history of the Dominican Republic, which will set milestones in the industry, said Potes. CAEI is firmly committed to training human capital, given their awareness that the need to having highly skilled staff is a need essential for competing in the high-performance sugar production operations worldwide, as well as part of the expansion plans on the medium and long-term to 2010. Potes stated that the CAEI responsibility is evident in its long-term investments and comprehensive development programs for its collaborators. Likewise, he said the commitment is also reflected in the economic and social impact of its operations within the Eastern region of the D.R, with special emphasis on the San Pedro de Macorís province.

“Within a globalized environment, of open markets, we need to rely on highly qualified staff, willing to permanently update their skills as part of the continuous improvement program for each process” said Potes.  Potes also explained that the development and professional advancement of his workers forms part of all the changes CAEI is executing to reach goals of being a high-performance company, and competitive both locally as well as abroad.

About CAEI:

CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Listin Diario

WIND ENERGY + RECYCLING ARE BOOK FAIR ATTRACTIONS

wind-energy-recycling-book-fair-attractionsSD. Recycling and environmental preservation are one of the main attractions presented in this year’s International Book Fair, where visitors have the opportunity to see how they can take advantage of objects and materials no longer suitable for their original use.

EGEHAINA, through its policy no energy savings and seizing solar power, is participating for the first time in this event featuring an attractive stand that integrates a park and front yard designed with recycled materials hence forcing all visitors to stop and delight themselves with the marvels that have been created with materials like tires, PVC pipes, industrial engine pieces, plastic, lumber, tanks and other objects.

Tanks and car tires serve as gardening pots, as well as seats, painted with lively colors which are pleasant to the viewers’ sight.

About EGE Haina:

EGE Haina is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario

CYCLING RETURNS TO LOS COCOS

cycling-returns-los-cocosThe Mountain Bike Competition will gather the main riders in the country

SD. EGEHAINA and the Dominican Cycling Federation (FEDOCI) announced the celebration of the II Mountain Bike Competition to take place in Los Cocos Wind Park on May 11th, in the areas surrounding this energy mainframe, all around Pedernales and Barahona.

The circuit will have a total of 25.8Km for the elite categories and 13Km for amateurs; it will extend all throughout the Los Cocos Wind Park area, the Juancho and Enriquillo communities, and Los Cocos Beach, among other neighboring zones to the wind-based energy generation terminal.

Tito Sanjurjo, GM to EGEHAINA, informed that all raised funds with competitor registration will be destined to the Los Farolitos Kinder and Nursery, sponsored by EGEHAINA, which takes in children whom come from families of scarce means with no access to education.

About EGE Haina:

EGE Haina is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario

EGEHAINA will host II MOUNTAIN BIKE COMPETITION

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Gathering. Moments during the speech given by Tito Sanjurjo, GM to EGEHAINA

Santo Domingo

EGEHAINA and the Dominican Cycling Federation (FEDOCI) announced the celebration of the II Mountain Bike Competition in the Los Cocos Wind Park, which will take place on Saturday, May 11th in the terrains surrounding this energy mainline, comprising areas of Pedernales and Barahona.

The circuit will have a total of 25.8Km for the elite categories and 13Km for amateurs, it will extend all throughout the Los Cocos Wind Park area, the Juancho and Enriquillo communities, and Los Cocos Beach, among other neighbouring zones.

The announcement was made by Tito Sanjurjo, GM to EGEHAINA, and Juan Luis Rodríguez, president of FEDOCI, which featured the attendance of members of the press, sports columnists and different mountain bike clusters nationwide.

Tito Sanjurjo expressed his satisfaction with the celebration of this 2nd edition of the Competition, which aims to become an annual tradition for cycling lovers.

“We are glad to celebrate this 2nd edition of MTB in the Los Cocos Wind Park, which EGEHAINA supports aiming to develop the sport within the nation and contributing to the development of eco-tourism of this promising region that is the South”, Sanjurjo said.

About EGE Haina:

EGE Haina is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diaro

CAEI Installs New 7MW Turbo Generator

CAEI Installs New 7MW Turbo Generator

Dato. Theophilus Alcantara Incarnation shows the new turbo company.

Santo Domingo. Featuring an investment of USD$2.7 million, the CAEI Consortium set up in the Christopher Columbus Sugar Mill of San Cristóbal, a new turbo generator of 7MW capacity, thus increasing its electricity generation capacity to 19.1 MW for the agro industry.

The new generator, forms part of the CAEI expansion plans; thus ensuring the full supply of energy needed for the operation in permanent manner, creating stability and sustainability for the process, given that it helps to balance the matter and energy scale of the mill for the vast efficiency of its operation, which means an increase in steam availability.

This turbo generator contributes to lowering costs on sugar production, since it already allows the mill to become independent from purchasing energy to sustain its operations, at the same time that it achieves a more stable milling capacity, and reduction of lost times, making the production of sugar and honey more efficient.

Currently, the demand for energy at the central mill is 5MW. The Energy department manager for CAEI, Mr. Teófilo Alcántara, pointed out that this new unit is more efficient than the others powering the mill, because it only requires 22 pounds of steam per kilowatt/hour (KW/h) while the backup turbo generator consumes 30 to 32 pounds of steam per KW/h.

The electricity expert pointed out that this new electric unit allows the automatic synchronization, with the backup turbo generator as well as the emergency generator and purchased energy, which means reduction in lost time for waiting to power the equipment, allowing on line status without switching off the mill operations, which results in reducing the startup time at the milling facility.

About CAEI:

CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Listin Diario

A LAWMAKERS DELEGATION VISITS LOS COCOS WIND PARK

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Tito Sanjurjo explained to the legistlators that as of last year, when Quisqueya II went operational, located in SPM, EGEHAINA will increase its generation capacity by 800MW.

THE DELEGATION TOURED THE ENERGY MAINFRAME AND OTHER ZONES

Pedernales

A representative delegation from the House of Commons visited the Los Cocos Wind Park yesterday, a project developed by EGEHAINA, which extends from Juancho, Pedernales to Enriquillo, Barahona.

The 30 lawmakers whom visited the renewable energy mainline, first of its kind inland, are members of the Energy Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, as well as Environment & Natural Resources for the Lower Chamber. Likewise, were present the representatives of the Pedernales and Barahona provinces.

Hosting the event were Tito Sanjurjo, GM to EGEHAINA, and José A. Rodríguez, director of Development, whom escorted the deputies throughout their tour around the Park and the neighboring communities, where EGEHAINA developed some very important social work.

Deputies visited the Los Cocos backup station, where all aerial generators are monitored and operated in Los Cocos. The EGEHAINA GM, Tito Sanjurjo made a presentation where he showed the lawmakers the work done by this energy generator company in the D.R since its inception in 1999 for the bettering of the energetic system of the D.R and the diversification of the energy matrix.

About EGE Haina:

EGE Haina is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario