New refrigeration equipment for a SME specialized in international transport

Agadir, Morocco
Refrigerated semi-trailers equipped with autonomous diesel refrigeration units for the transport of perishable goods.
Investment Size
€ 533,000
Financial results
Payback period:1.97 years
Energy savings
6,867 Liters of diesel per year (51%)
CO2 savings
22.3 t eq CO2 par an
Energy savings. Reduction of GHG emissions. Productivity gain.

Acquisition of ten refrigeration units and ten high performance semi-trailers for refrigeration

Created in 2009, JANOU TRANSPORT SARL is a company specialized in the international transport of goods between Morocco and Europe/Great Britain for export and import. The main goods transported by JANOU TRANSPORT are fruits, vegetables and frozen products. Since its foundation, the company has continuously developed its fleet and currently has more than 45 road units (refrigerated tractor-trailers). The main item of energy consumption is the consumption of diesel in the transport trucks, part of which is consumed by the refrigeration units to generate the cold. The refrigeration units currently installed on the semi-trailers are autonomous (apart from the diesel engine).

The project involves the acquisition of ten new carrier vector 1550 refrigeration units and ten Sor-iberica semi-trailers.The ten new semi-trailers to be acquired, ensure a better quality of delivery. They are equipped with insulated boxes in which the goods to be transported will be stored.

The refrigeration units generating the cold will be fixed on the external surfaces of the insulated boxes. The ATP regulation (Agreement on the International Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs) defines three cold classes for refrigerated semi-trailers: class A (from 0 to 12°), class B (from -10 to +12°) and class C (from -20 to +12°). The ten semi-trailers acquired are of class C.

The new refrigeration units are diesel-powered and feature E-Drive™ technology. Unlike belt-driven refrigeration units, the new refrigeration units eliminate the mechanical transmissions present in belt-driven refrigeration units and convert the motor’s energy directly into electricity, for cold production. Compared to a belt-driven system, which lacks E-Drive™ technology, these new units significantly reduce refrigerant leakage and energy consumption.

The implementation of this project, funded by Sogelease, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 22.3 T eq CO2 per year compared to the baseline and saves approximately 6,867 L/year of diesel.

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.