A supplier in Mongolia of various equipment and materials for construction, plumbing, heating and ventilation in recent years expanded to provide the operation and maintenance services for owners of heating boilers.
To reduce the energy consumption by heating boilers, the company decided to replace a number of them with new and energy efficient units. This was a needed action, as the managed boilers were largely from the 1990s, outdated, without automatic controls and very energy intensive.
The company contacted MonSEFF and received financing and advisory package to support their project.
The project included replacement of three smaller boilers with one more powerful 1.8 MW boiler, and other small boilers and ancillary equipment at two more sites.
The $777,615 MonSEFF investment generated the energy cost savings of $128,000 per year, which means the investment will be repaid out of the energy savings only in just five years. The savings come from almost double reduction of the energy consumption for heating – from 7,500 to 4,400 tonnes of fuel per year. In addition, the clients will enjoy less failures and unexpected interruptions, as well as lower maintenance costs.
The trend of boiler replacement is now supported by the growing number of clients.
This project demonstrates well where to start the energy saving investments, as investing into efficient heating usually provides the most substantial savings and fast pay-back.