New vibrating press for the benefit of a Moroccan SME

Detroit Plancher
Tangier, Morocco
Acquisition of a vibrating press for the production of concrete blocks and hollow blocks
Investment Size
€ 265,000
Financial results
Return on investment 4.39 years
Energy savings
202.5 MWh/year
CO2 savings
116 tCO2 per year
Energy consumption reduction, Improve competitiveness, Reduce carbon footprint

Acquisition of a vibrating press for the production of concrete blocks and hollow blocks

Detroit Plancher is a company specialized in the manufacturing of concrete construction materials: blocks, hollow blocks, prestressed beams, hollow slabs, lintels, and curb stones. Currently, they are using a 13-year-old energy-consuming concrete block machine that frequently breaks down, impacting their productivity and resulting in significant corrective maintenance costs and operational disruptions. The company has decided to replace it and has sought assistance from the Green Economy Financing Facility II (GEFFII) for funding and technical support.

The new investment concerns a Novabloc concrete press, which represents a major technological advance in terms of productivity and energy efficiency. This machine is equipped with a more efficient vibration system, outperforming the previous model thanks to optimised management of motor consumption.

This new acquisition enabled Detroit Plancher to reduce its annual electricity consumption by 34%, and its GHG emissions by 116 teq CO2 each year. The GEFFII team orientation and assistance helped the company become more competitive by controlling the operating costs associated with maintenance work, while improving product quality.

Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) in Morocco is a green economy financing program, implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), will provide financing to Moroccan private enterprises through local financial institution partners. Supported by the European Union (EU), the Green Climate Fund (GCF). It will enable local companies to invest in green technologies, reduce their costs through climate adaptation measures, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.