Modernization of a Moroccan construction company

Casablanca, Morocco
A concrete pump mounted on a Euro 5 truck
Investment Size
€ 365,230
Financial results
Payback of 5.7 years
Energy savings
1276 MWh per year (50%)
CO2 savings
325 Tonnes per year
Reduced energy consumption, improved competitiveness
EU, AFD, KFW, EIB, and EBRD SEMED Multi-Donor

Acquisition of a truck-mounted concrete boom pump

SBTH is a construction company operating in the commercial and residential sectors. With strong demand in the construction sector and increased competition, the company saw a need to increase its competitiveness by investing in the modernisation of its construction equipment. The company approached MorSEFF for its technical and financial support for the implementation of this project.

Prior to the investment subject to MorSEFF financing, SBTH used either cement bags or a cement mixer transferred to the construction site by a crane. This method was both costly and slow and provided access limited to sites accessible by crane. The crane was fed continuously by a stand-alone generator that consumes on average 120 liters of diesel per day to produce 60 m3 of concrete.

To improve the efficiency of its operations, SBTH acquired a concrete pump mounted on a Euro 5 truck for a cost of € 365,230. The equipment can be used in remote sites and will consume only 1 liter of diesel per m3 of concrete compared to 2 liters of diesel per m3 of concrete that is needed for a cement mixer and a crane.

According to the MorSEFF team’s calculations, the investment indeed has reduced the energy consumption by 1,276 MWh per year, the fuel consumption by 50%, and harmful CO2 emissions by 325 tons per year.

For the successful implementation of the energy efficiency project, SBTH was awarded a €36,523 grant, representing 10% of the loan amount.


Morocco Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MorSEFF) was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in cooperation with the French Agency for

Development (AFD), The European Investment Bank and the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) and supported by the European Union and the multi-donor account SEMED.