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Modernisation of canister moulding unit for a Moroccan SME

Investor
Plastikpack Maroc
Location
Bengrir, Morocco
Investment
6 different blowing moulds
Investment Size
€ 305 060
Energy savings
119 MWh per year (54.1%)
CO2 savings
76.2 tonnes per year
Impact
Raw material control, less waste, increased competitiveness
Donor
EU, GCF, KTACA, and EBRD SSF.

The production line to be installed contains a total of 6 different blow moulds, with an annual production capacity of more than 4 million cans/year all together and a power of between 80 KWh and 120 KWh depending on the moulding.

Plastikpack is an extrusion-blow moulding company producing high density polyethylene (HDPE) drums and boxes. As part of its strategy to modernise and optimise its extrusion blow moulding activity, the company requested funding and technical assistance from the Green Value Chain (GVC) programme for its investment in the latest generation moulds. The new line, version 2020, takes into account the new designs demanded by the customers.

The line essentially comprises the following units

  • Two double blow moulds for the production of 1 litre Total fuel cans;
  • One double-blow mould for the production of 5 litre drums for Total fuel;
  • One single blow mould for the production of 20 litre drums for Shell fuel;
  • Two double blow moulds for the production of 5 litre cans for hydro-alcoholic gels and cleaning detergents for various customers.

This production line is part of the new generation of canister moulding units. Thanks to this investment, the production line will operate with less raw material and less waste (waste reduction)

The return on investment is estimated at 3.11 years thanks to the integration of washing and drying into the company’s value chain and an energy saving of 119 MWh/year. GHG emissions will be reduced by 76.2 t CO2 eq each year.

Green Value Chain (GVC) in Morocco is a credit facility of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(EBRD) to provide funding to local partner financial institutions for on-lending to Moroccan SMEs belonging to agribusiness, processing industries and logistics value chains and ecosystems. Supported by the European Union, the Green Climate Fund(GCF), the Korean Technical Assistance and Cooperation Account (KTACA) and the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (EBRD SSF), the facility aims to improve competitiveness of SMEs and that of their value chains and ecosystems through highly efficient green investments.

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