Ypsonas Industrial Estate is situated in the Municipality of Ypsonas, near to the port of Limassol (approximately 15 Km far). Is one of the largest Industrial Estate in Cyprus in terms of area covered.
The Industrial Area was designed in 1992 and was constructed in 1994-1995. The responsible Authority for creating, promoting and operating the area is the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism.
Unfortunately like all the Industrial Areas in Cyprus, in Ypsona Industrial zone there is high degree of energy dependence especially in electricity and fossil fuels. More specifically during: a) production process, b) transportation of raw materials and c) transportation of end products.
However many of the companies realized the need of change and follow many practices for saving energy like the installation of efficient lamps, double glazing windows and ecofriendly machinery, redesigning the production process and make the buildings energy efficient.
The Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism as from 2005 developed and offered financial schemes to a wide range of industries for promoting the use of RES. Many companies of Ypsonas Industrial Estate took advantage of these schemes and have installed PV systems on their roofs.
Also many industries in Cyprus including these of Ypsonas implemented the ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) and EMAS (Eco Management and Audit Scheme). The Cyprus Government offered a grant scheme for promoting the use of EMAS by financing the 70% of the total cost incurred. Currently there are 75 enterprises in Cyprus registered to EMAS.
All things considered, Cyprus Industry Sector just started applying Green Practices and eco-friendly processes. Our environment “tells us” that there are a lot more to do.