Modernization of construction equipment

Modernization of construction equipment

Arali is a relatively new company (established in 2020) that lets and sells mobile and stationary equipment to construction companies in Georgia. The company originally provided its services with used equipment. With an investment financed through the EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line, old equipment was replaced and overall service capacity was expanded with the purchase of four TGS units, 4 vibrating screens, a 5.5 Kw sand washing wheel and two rotary crushers.

The new equipment is more efficient in its energy consumption but also easier and safer to operate and the lower noise levels and lower vibration levels protect the health of machine operators. The lower maintenance requirements of the new equipment have a positive impact on operating cost. Last but not least, as a result of the investment, the company created six new jobs.

Loan amount:

€ 536,862

Grant amount:

€ 80,529

Investment:

Mobile and stationary construction equipment

Energy savings

476 MWh/year

GHG emissions avoided

107 t CO2/year

 

Refitting the turbines of a Hydropower station in Georgia

Refitting the turbines of a Hydropower station in Georgia

The hydropower station, owned by the company KCIA-94, was built in 1935 on the river Dashbashi, in the Tsalka district of Georgia. In 2012 the Dashbashi station was connected to the Tsalka substation through a new transmission line. The HPP had an installed capacity of 1.52 MW with power being generated by three hydraulic units (horizontal shaft Francis turbines and generators).

The old turbines did not fully utilize the hydrological resource of the Dashbashi river (3,500 l/sec) and the company started an investment project to replace one of the outdated turbines and generators, while increasing the station capacity to 3MW. One 550 kW hydraulic unit was replaced against a modern 2,125 kW unit.

the increase in the station’s capacity, financed through a EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan, increased the green and clean power generation of the old station without the need to change the diverted flow and without any change to the existing building infrastructure. Furthermore, the new turbines generate less noise and vibration levels.

Loan amount:

€ 505,985

Grant amount:

€ 75,898

Investment:

1.125 MW Horizontal shaft Francis Turbine

Additional green energy generation

1.125 MWh/year

 

Georgian construction materials producer launches line of green technology

Georgian construction materials producer launches line of green technology

the GRC LLC is a leading producer and importer of building materials in Georgia and has been one of the biggest suppliers to this sector for the past 15 years. The company is Georgia’s exclusive representative of world leading brands such as BASF Firestone, Technonicol, Arcelor Mittal, VELUX and others.
GRC’s main strategy focuses is on establishing high standards in the market and to encourage fair competition.  This strategy includes the continuous search for diversification opportunities and expansion of its assortment to make modern and efficient technologies available to the Georgian building materials market, thereby promoting responsible market development.
Against this background, the company invested in a new production facility for rainwater system accessories such as gutter joints and hook ends, outlet collars, pipe wall hooks and outlet corners. The investment project, financed through a EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan, therefore encompassed an eccentric press line and tools, a hydraulic press line and its tools as well as seaming tools for the hydraulic press.
To house the new production lines, the project also included the refurbishment of an existing production building, including the associated mechanical and electrical installations.

While the company contributed to the development of more local production of green technologies and benefits from the obvious advantages associated with an expansion of its product range, the investment also meets the EU standards for product quality, energy efficiency in buildings. International environmental and social management standards were incorporated in the production facilities and overall management systems of the company, including work process safety, environmental protection, waste minimization and resource utilization standards.

Loan amount:

€ 458,379

Grant amount:

€ 68,757

Investment:

Efficient cooling technologies and warehouse insulation

Energy savings

835.9 MWh/year

GHG emissions avoided

73.7 t CO2/year

New cool warehouse maintains the quality of fruit grown in Georgia

New cool warehouse maintains the quality of fruit grown in Georgia

Tiriphoni Fruits was founded in 2019 to improve and continue operations of one of the old super intensive fruit orchards in the Kvarkhiti village in Georgia’s Gori municipality. The main activity of the company is the cultivation of apples, plums and cornelian cherries. With high quality standards at the heart of its philosophy, Tiriphoni holds a Global Gap certificate and has a quality management system in place that ensures compliance with relevant standards.
The company built a new cold storage facility to safeguard the quality of its fruit until it reaches the tables of consumers in Georgia and abroad. The new cold storage facility, financed through a EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan, has a capacity of 1,000 tons and is fully compliant with local and EU standards. The new warehouse is constructed of energy efficient sandwich panels, avoiding loss of cooling, and incorporates modern cooling technologies that minimize the energy consumed by the building.
The company started out with just 3 employees, which increased to 20 after the completion of the warehouse.
According to the initial investment plan, Tiriphoni Fruit was supposed to start operating its newly built cold storage facility in July 2020. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, which caused delays in transportation and delivery of equipment for the warehouse, the operation of the facility only commenced with a three-months delay. The cash-back grant, financed by the EU4Business Initiative, helped the company overcome the financial shortages caused by the delay and as a result, the company was able to meet all its obligations.
Today the warehouse is fully operational and represents a corner stone in the region’s supply chain of high-quality fruit to Georgian and European customers.

Loan amount:

€ 458,379

Grant amount:

€ 68,757

Investment:

Efficient cooling technologies and warehouse insulation

Energy savings

835.9 MWh/year

GHG emissions avoided

73.7 t CO2/year