Case Study

Energy savings in Turkish textile company

Karem Emprime Ltd. Şti is a textile company located in Esenyurt district of Istanbul. The factory provides printing and finishing of velvet fabric and yarn processes.

The company decided to renovate their production process to reduce the energy bill and improve the production.
 
Karem Emprime addressed TurSEFF for affordable financing of this project, which included replacement of existing washing and drying machines with two new continuous type washing machines and two high-efficient drying machines.
 
The TurSEFF team supported the company with project analysis, including the technical-economic parameters and risks, to make sure the investment leads to sufficient energy savings and reduction of the CO2 emissions.
 
The €635,400 investment allowed the company to decrease its specific energy consumption by 40 per cent, while increasing the production by 1.5 times. Savings of one GWh of electricity per year and 7.9 GWh of natural gas per year make it possible to repay the investment in slightly over two years, leaving the new cash-flow as the company’s income for the years to follow. In addition, the new machines deliver less product defects and less production wastes. Last, but not least, the company decreased its CO2 emissions by 2,430 tonnes per year, making its input to mitigation of the negative effect of human activity on climate.
 
This project demonstrates that replacement of production equipment leads to sufficient savings in all types of industries and to other benefits as well. It is therefore worth checking this possibility while choosing between the investment measures for companies’ development.
 
This way, the EBRD through TurSEFF supports implementation of sustainable energy projects by the private sector. Together, the private, residential, and public sectors can make a change in the energy consumption patterns and environmental protection.

 

14 Apr 2015