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Efficient concrete production in Morocco saves 240 thousand litres of diesel per year

Investor
SME construction company
Location
Casablanca, Morocco
Investment
Concrete pump on Euro 5 truck
Investment Size
€ 364,000
Energy savings
2,428 MWh per year
Resource savings
240,000 litres of diesel per year
CO2 savings
50% or 649 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year
Impact
Better accessibility to sites
Donor
EU NIF, SEMED Multi-Donor Account

New concrete pump improves the production process and increases efficiency

SBTH is a construction company operating in the commercial and residential sectors. With strong demand in the sector and increased competition, the company needed to increase its competitiveness by investing in modernization of equipment.

The company used to transport cement to the sites by a crane. This method is costly, slow and is limited to sites accessible by a crane and not traffic congested. The crane is fed by generator consuming two litres of diesel to produce one cubic metre of concrete. The new pump will consume only one litre of diesel per cubic meter of product.

The investment allows to reduce by half the company’s energy consumption, leading to substantial cost savings. In addition, the new machine can be used in remote sites, increasing the company’s accessibility and business.

This project demonstrates that investments in energy efficiency are profitable, lead to additional benefits, enhance company’s competitiveness and go hand in hand with positive environmental impact.

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