Modernization of the production tools of a Moroccan SME operating in the value chain of the food industry

SPCE (Société Pâtes et Couscous ENNASR SARL AU)
Oujda, Morocco
Installation a bagging line and a biomass boiler
Investment Size
€ 228,499
Financial results
Payback period: 2.83 years
Energy savings
16 MWh/year
CO2 savings
1,762 T eq CO2 per year.
Savings of 560 tonnes of fuel oil. Reduction of GHG emissions and productivity gains

Installation of a biomass boiler and a bagging line

SPCE (Société Pates et couscous ENNASR) is a Moroccan SME specializing in the production and commercialization of couscous as well as various formats of short pasta. The company’s manufacturing units are located in Oujda. Importing the cutting edge of agri-food technology, SPCE closely monitors the evolution of the national and global market as well as new industrial technologies to distinguish itself in its sector.

As part of its strategy to modernize and optimize its couscous and pasta production activity, the company has invested in a new bagging line, in order to increase its production capacity while guaranteeingappropriate energy and environmental conditions. The company has invested in a biomass boiler to replace its old oil-fired boiler.

The new COALZA brand vertical dosing and bagging line is subject to strict requirements in terms of hygiene, efficiency and degree of automation. It consists mainly of the following elements: A bagging machine with a system adapted to a multi-head dispenser; an associative weigher with 14 refueling and weighing heads; a feed elevator; a vibrating table to feed the elevator; a platform for the weigher with stairs and barrier; an additional square packet forming system; and a bag exit belt.

The new biomass boiler has a lower ecological footprint compared to the old oil-fired boiler. The biomass used will be olive pomace. As thus, the implementation of this project, financed through a loan from Banque Populaire, has enabled the company to optimize its production cost and improve its brand image while reducing its energy consumption with a drop of 16.054 MWh/year, as well as a saving of 560 tonnes of fuel oil per year. In addition, greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 1,762 T eq CO2 per 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.