MAX STREICHER GmbH & Co. KG aA has received the IPLOCA Environmental Award in October 2014. Since 2004 this prize is awarded to companies in the field of pipeline construction, which are focusing on sustainability in the execution of their services. This includes for instance the conscious use of resources, the reduction of greenhouse gas or the protection of flora and fauna. Shell is the sponsor of this award.
STREICHER applied for the IPLOCA Environmental award with the pilot project "optimising the welding process by using the welding bead". Besides the reduction of the fuel consumption by 50%, also the exhaust, soot and greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced significantly. Furthermore, the noise exposure has been improved due to the application of a particular diesel generator.