US$ 75,750 in energy costs saved per year
GEFF loan is helping a Mongolian manufacturer of boilers improve its production line and reduces energy costs by replacing old and inefficient equipment.
The company, established in 1998 and located in Ulaanbaatar manufactures high-pressure boilers for thermal power stations. The Company also provides boiler maintenance and repairing services to their customers. Recentrly the Company started to produce oxygen for local entities in the capital.
The company decided to decrease its energy costs by replacing old, bulky and highly inefficient machines with a new modern, fully automated tube bending, and welding line for the production of boiler serpentines. The new technology allows significant energy saving, around 87%, compared to the old configuration. The new production line requires less number of operations to produce the final product, is less bulky and more energy efficient.
The GEFF team performed the project analysis, assessed the potential of energy savings, financial-technical parameters and risks. The EBRD Special Shareholder Fund supported the project by financing the Technical Cooperation that included an energy audit.
The US$ 944,400 investment allowed the company to reduce the primary energy consumption by 3,166 MWh per year, resulting in the annual costs savings of US$ 75,750. This means the investment will be repaid out of energy savings in 8 years, continuing to generate profit for many years to follow. The project also resulted in increase of production quality.
The new equipment led to a reduction of the CO2 emissions by 1,014 tonnes per year, making a valuable input towards mitigation of negative effect of human activity on climate.