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 to help with 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 support to develop an energy baseline and Measurement and Verification Plan to underpin the creation of NSW Energy Saving Certificates

Key Facts

Equipment Upgraded Main dryer fan
Annual Energy Savings $150k
Project Payback Period Less than 2 years
Program NSW Energy Savings
Certificate Energy Savings Certificate (ESC)


  • 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


  • Certificates helped pay 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