New energy efficient gas boiler for production hall in Shakhtinsk city

GEF, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, EU

A Kazakh company from the city of Shakhtinsk, Karaganda region, has been producing furniture in a small production hall since 2006. A floor fan heater is used to heat the room. The thermal effect of the fan in the room is variable: it is very hot near the heater, and at a distance of several meters the air cools down and cold zones are formed. In addition, the fan dries the air a lot and consumes a lot of electricity.

The management of the company made a decision to modernize the heating system. The company applied for a loan from Microfinance organization (MFO) “KMF”. The loan manager advised using the Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) from the EBRD. He said that when choosing an energy efficient boiler on the website Green Technology Selector you may receive an incentive of 10% of the total cost of equipment and related costs for components and installation.

The company has chosen a suitable model of an energy efficient gas boiler from a well-known Italian manufacturer. After the completion of the installation all the necessary documents were submitted for verification, and after a few weeks, the company received an incentive in the amount of 10% of all costs for the purchase of main equipment, as well as related components and installation cost.

“The production hall has become much more comfortable and the electricity bill has become much lower. Now we are thinking about how to use the GEFF Program again to modernize the equipment”- said the head of the company.

This project was supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance.