Siemens Industry Automation & Drive Technologies (IA&DT) will be running a motor scrappage scheme From 1 August to 31 December 2011 to ease the financial burden of complying with the EU MEPS (European Minimum Energy Performance Standard) scheme that came into force on 16 June 2011.
The new legislation restricts the manufacture and sale of standard electric motors under IE2 (EFF1) class. Industry will face increased costs from purchasing new IE2 motors, so Siemens IA&DT has launched the scheme to reduce the impact on customers.
Through this new motor scrappage scheme, customers can claim a fixed allowance against scrapped low-voltage motors from any manufacturer through Siemens' nationwide network of partners if they purchase a new Siemens IE2 motor from a partner. The allowances for scrapped motors of given ratings (in kW) are as follows:
Note that the partner will also collect the scrap motor.
- Anstee & Ware (Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester, Cornwall, Midlands, Swindon)
- CPM (Manchester)
- Dorlec (Clay Cross, Chesterfield)
- Euroserv (Tyne and Wear)
- Fraser & MacDonald (Glasgow)
- Hayley Group (National)
- MB Services (Stockton on Tees)
- M R Engineering (Liverpool)
- Southern and Redfern (Bradford)
- T A Boxhall (Horley)
Andrew Peters, the divisional director for Drive Technologies at Siemens IA&DT, comments: "We have launched the motor scrappage scheme to assist our customers in industry in dealing with this new legislation. We are offering this unique opportunity for all new and existing customers and hope that, combined with the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme, it provides an opportunity for them to replace inefficient motors while reducing the payback period.
"Electric motors are responsible for up to 70 per cent of energy use in industry, so it is clear that replacing the most inefficient motors can achieve tangible savings for our customers."
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