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Oriental weavers is looking to reduce its energy consumption and its environmental footprint through embarking on an ambitious energy management programme, starting with replacing their conventional boilers, compressors and lighting with new energy efficient ones.
Oriental Weavers is the largest textile manufacturer in Egypt that specializes in floor coverings, producing printed, woven and tufted hospitality floor coverings. The company was founded in 1979.
Oriental weavers group made a strategic decision in 2016 to improve the energy performance of their industrial facilities. The main driver was the high uncertainty in future energy prices, which were expected to increase drastically. Another important reason was to strengthen the company’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint while becoming a sustainable partner for their retailers and importers.
The GEFF team provided support throughout the project, not only by assessing the technical aspects of the project and confirming the new machinery’s performance was in line with the best available technologies internationally, but also through providing advice on future measures that complement the process. In addition to assessing the economic viability of the installation, the GEFF team also provided an assessment of the potential environmental benefits associated with the investment.
The US$ 7,775,626 investment allowed the company to reduce 42,000 MWh per year of primary energy, which will help the company achieve its competitiveness and environmental footprint targets.
The reduction of greenhouse gases associated with this investment is estimated 7,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, a valuable contribution to mitigating the negative impacts of climate change.
GEFF Egypt was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and is supported by the European Union Neighbourhood Investment Facility.