Borg Manufacturing modernise plant through energy savings

The Client
Borg Manufacturing is a leading Australian manufacturer of melamine panels, medium density fibre board (MDF), mouldings, doors, shelving and joinery components.

The Work
Borg Manufacturing appointed The Wattly Group for an energy optimisation project to provide upfront consulting, measurement and verification, and certificate creation services. The business was planning to upgrade one of its main dryer fans and needed the support of The Wattly Group to provide expertise around measurement, verification and certificates. The work done by The Wattly Group provided a baseline of data and plan to support the installation of a variable speed drive (VSD) to optimise the fans energy performance.

Key Facts

Equipment Upgraded Main dryer fan
Annual Energy Savings $150k
Project Payback Period $300k
Program 12 months
Certificate Energy Savings Certificate (ESC)

Challenges

  • Need for measurement and verification expertise
  • Limited understanding of the NSW energy savings certificate process for industrial projects
  • Insufficient knowledge on the method of applying for certificates
  • Need to develop a business case justifying capital expenditure required to modernising plant

Outcomes

  • Certificates paid for the dryer fan upgrade and installation of a variable speed drive (VSD)
  • Reduction in ongoing energy costs
  • Saving of over 15,000 tonnes CO2e over 10 years

Get in touch

1300 854 561

Australia

Melbourne

132 Cremorne St, Cremorne, VIC 3121

Newcastle

Level 1, 152/160 Hunter St
PO Box 1085, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Sydney

Level 3, 1-9 Buckingham St
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

Singapore

20 Collyer Quay, #09-01
Singapore 049319

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