Case Study

Concrete parts manufacturer saves energy and costs, Kazakhstan

The company is a large producer of concrete parts based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The company intended to reduce high energy costs caused mainly by high gas consumption for steam generation and heating. Therefore, the company contacted KazSEFF for financing and advisory package.
 
The KazSEFF team conducted the energy assessment of production facilities, evaluating the energy savings potential, possible solutions, their financial-technical parameters, risks and environmental aspects.
 
The final project included installation of steam turbine to generate electricity for own needs; automatic controls for steam chambers resulting in lower steam demand; dehumidification unit for air compressors resulting in shorter operation time of compressors; infrared heaters replacing the old steam heating devices.
 
The $302,500 investment allowed the company to achieve the energy savings of $152,500 per year. It means the investmentwill be repaid out of savings already in two years. In addition, the company reduced its CO2 emissions by 1,137 tonnes per year.
 
This project improved the company’s financial standing and competitiveness on the market. It demonstrates that replacement of supporting equipment leads to high savings, providing it is worth checking such possibilities with the help of in-house or outsourced expertise.
 
The EBRD supports implementation of such sustainable energy projects by the private sector through KazSEFF. Together, the private, residential and public sectors can make a change in the energy consumption patterns and contrbute to the environmental protection.
 
21 Mar 2012