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A plastic manufacturing industry in Lebanon adopts Energy, Water and Resource Efficiency measures

Investor
Advanced Plastic Industry (API)
Location
Dbayeh, Beirut
Investment
Solar PV, Production line replacement, Chillers, LED lighting, Building management system, UPS, WWTP
Investment Size
USD 2,795,000
Financial results
USD 425,205/year
Energy savings
12,323 GJ per year
CO2 savings
934 tonnes per year
Impact
• Decrease dependence on diesel generators • Reduce production line interruptions • Reduce factory’s energy bills and carbon footprint • Enhance production efficiency, quality, and volume • Improve energy efficiency of equipment • Improve quality of wastewater
Donor
EBRD, TaiwanICDF

GEFF loan is helping a Lebanese plastic manufacturing industry become more Energy, Water and Resource Efficient

Established in 1994, Advanced Plastic Industries-API became a market leader in the progressive world of plastics; manufacturing the finest polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP- RCT) pipes and fittings.

To decrease its energy bill, and reduce its dependence on diesel generators, API decided to install a solar PV system, and replace its existing equipment with more energy efficient ones such as chillers, LED lighting and BMS

API decided as well to improve its production efficiency, quality, and volume by replacing an old production line with a more energy efficient one.

In order to improve the quality of its water effluent the company decided to install a wastewater treatment plant based on MBBR technology.

The project included:

  • The Installation of a 517 kWp solar PV system
  • The installation of a UPS system and subscribing to EDL
  • Upgrading the production lines which will reduce their specific energy consumption
  • Installing a more efficient water-cooling system including VFDs on pumps and adopting free air cooling system
  • Installing a building management system and replacing existing lighting with more efficient LED lighting
  • Installing a water treatment plant based on MBBR technology

The GEFF team performed the project analysis, assessed the potential of energy savings, financial-technical parameters and risks.

The USD 1,330.424 investment allowed the company to reduce the energy consumption by 12,323 GJ per year, resulting in the annual costs savings of USD 425,205. The investment will be repaid out of energy savings in 6.57 years, continuing to generate profit for many years to follow.

The PV system will lead to a reduction of the CO2 emissions by 934 tonnes per year, making a valuable input towards climate change mitigation.

The Green Economy Financing Facility in Lebanon was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and is supported by International Cooperation and Development Fund – (TaiwanICDF)

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