On 28 May 2014 at Sopharma Business Towers ICB, together with its Norwegian partners Kongsberg Terotech (KTT) and the Norwegian Technical University in Trondheim (NTNU), held a thematic brunch on How To Decrease Your Equipment Costs By Greening Production. The event marked the formal launch of the implementation of the Centralized Condition-Based Maintenance and Manufacturing Support System (CCMMSS) Project, supported by a grant from Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009 – 2014 in the frame of the Green Industry Innovation Programme Bulgaria.

European manufacturing enterprises are confronted with the need to boost their competitive edge while being environmentally friendly. This calls for the creation of a mechanism which to address both enterprise efficiency and their environmental sustainability. One of the best ways to address the issue is by creating a software system which to support both cost-effective production processes and be in concord with European environmental regulations.

The CCMMSS Project sets as its primary objective the development of innovative tool which to support the greening of manufacturing enterprises production processes by optimizing their maintenance activities. As intended result, the enterprises are expected to reduce their energy, oil and fluid consumption. Upon project completion, the system will be available both for onsite implementation (On Premises) and in a cloud-supported version (SaaS).

The agenda covered topics such as:

–          How to prolong the lifespan of your equipment by employing software technology which can measure and monitor its real-time status,

–          How prediction can help you save energy, lubricants and water consumption,

–          How to improve your production efficiency by greening your business.

The event took place on 28th May, Wednesday, 2014 from 8:30 am to 12:30 am in the Sopharma Business Towers, situated at 5, Lachezar Stanchev Str., Iztok, Sofia.

InterConsult Bulgaria (ICB, coordinator of this project, is a leading Bulgarian software and consulting provider company established in 1996. The company offers high quality services in the fields of software design and development, management and IT and business consulting. The main line of activity of Kongsberg Terotech AS is to provide maintenance service and products which contribute to the cost-effective production of its customers. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the largest university for engineering education in Norway.

The overall objective of the Green Industry Innovation programme area is to increase the competitiveness of green enterprises, including greening of existing industries, green innovation and green entrepreneurship. The expected outcomes from this programme area are: Realisation of business opportunities of greening the European economy – Reduced production of waste and reduced emissions to air, water and ground – More use of environmentally friendly technologies – Increased green job creation and entrepreneurship.