Case Study

Cheese factory upgrade in Belarus

The Belovezhskie Cheeses company in Brest region is in operation since 1937, producing hard cheese, butter and whey both for internal, as well as for external market. The company with such long history is now actively upgrading its production facilities to remain competitive and secure itself a niche for the future.
The company applied to BelSEFF to decrease its electricity and gas consumption. One of the ways to achieve it is through installation of a heat and cold recovery system, allowing to save substantial amounts of electricity and natural gas consumed in the milk heating process and whey cooling.
The project covered the purchase and installation of heat exchangers, circulation pumps, control systems, pipes and fittings.
BelSEFF provided the company with the loan and analysis of the proposed technology, its  financial-technical parameters and risks.
The $217,000 investment is expected to generate the energy savings of $192,000 per year, proving the investment to be highly profitable and repaid in just one year from energy savings only. In the years to come the saved costs can be used by the company for expansion or other business purposes.
This project is a good demonstration of how environmentally friendly projects, saving almost 900 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year  can go hand in hand together with the business development goals, paving the way for wealthy and healthy future.