Installation of sandwich panels for a negative cold room
Food Masters, an SME based in Casablanca, specializes in importing seafood products. It supplies the main Moroccan distributors as well as restaurants throughout the country.
In order to guarantee the freshness and quality of its fish, Food Masters was renting cold storage warehouses, which was a considerable economic burden on the company. So, with the assistance and the funding from the Green Value Chain program, the company decided to build a cold store with efficient insulation.
This investment concerns a cold store with a storage capacity of 1,400 tons enabling fresh fish to be stored at -18°C, and insulated with 150mm-thick PIR (polyisocyanurate) sandwich panels offering excellent thermal insulation properties, including a thermal conductivity that improves the energy efficiency of the cold store. This considerably reduces the energy required to freeze fresh fish.
Thanks to this new investment, the company boosted its competitiveness by keeping its seafood at an optimum temperature, thereby ensuring high-quality products for its customers, while saving approximately 38% of electrical energy (28.47 MWh per year) and reducing GHG emissions by 16.28 teq CO2 each year.
Green Value Chain (GVC) in Morocco is an EBRD credit line that provides financing to local partner financial institutions for the financing of green investments by SMEs operating in value chains. Supported by the European Union, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Korea Technical Assistance and Cooperation Account (KTACA) and the EBRD’s Special Shareholders Fund, the facility helps improve the competitiveness of SMEs and their value chains through highly efficient green investments.