New Drencher for a packaging and export station in Morocco

Berkane, Morocco
Acquisition of a Drencher for washing citrus fruit
Investment Size
€ 36,363
Financial results
Payback period : 1.23 year
Energy savings
16.46 MWh/an (46%)
CO2 savings
9.41 T eq CO2 per year
Productivity gain/ Time saving/ Energy saving/ GHG emission reduction/ Improved competitiveness/ Water consumption saving

Acquisition of a new Drencher citrus washing center

Station Nassiri is a Moroccan SME specialising in the packaging and export of citrus fruits and agricultural products. The company belongs to the agricultural value chain.

To improve its productivity, Station Nassiri decided to invest in a new DRENCHER for washing citrus fruits. The replacement of this machine allows to reduce the electricity and water consumption for the same production and to increase the competitiveness of the company.

The packaging of citrus fruit is an essential phase before marketing the product. This activity involves many steps that can be described as simple but unavailable, such as cleaning, grading, or sorting according to the quality and colour of the citrus fruit. The citrus fruit is stored in water-permeable plastic crates for transport (by truck or trailer) to the packing station for packaging and export.

This new investment has enabled Station Nassiri to reduce its annual electricity consumption by 16.46 MWh, a 46% reduction compared to the baseline and its GHG emissions by 9.41 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.