Juhayna for Food Industries was honored during the closing ceremony of the “MED-TEST II program the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology in the Southern Mediterranean region”, for its sustainable efforts to preserve the environment and rationalize energy consumption.

Cairo June 26, 2018: Juhayna was honored during the closing ceremony of the MED- TEST II program, implemented by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and represented by the Technology and Innovation Council’s Cleaner Production Technology Center “ENCPC.” Funded by the European Union in cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Mediterranean Action Plan of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP / MAP), with funding of € 385,000.

Mr. Martin Lomas, Head of Manufacturing in Juhayna, was nothing short of jubilant upon receiving the award, which came in line with Juhayna’s strategy for responsible consumption and comes within the framework of the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan of the country.

The award was presented to Mr. Lomas from the project’s representatives and on top of them–Giovanna Ceglie, Head of the UNIDO Office in Egypt; Ivan Surkos, Head of the European Union Delegation in Cairo; Tariq Tawfiq, Vice-President of FEI, along with other experts–on behalf of the participating parties.

Mr. Lomas presentedJuhayna’scontinuous efforts in rationalizing the consumption of energy resources and converting it to responsible consumption. He also stressed the fact that the company was able to come up with ways to develop economic and environmental benefits and potential opportunities through the program.

Juhayna was able to achieve remarkable results through its participation in the Med Test II program which took place inside its-Marwa and Al-Dawlya factories. In terms of water consumption efficiency, it is worth mentioning that AL-Marwa Plant was able to support in optimizing the water efficiency leading to the reduction of water use by 52%.  In addition, the energy consumption would also be decreased by around 5% of the baseline consumption. Besides the economic and environmental benefits, the company identified a potential upgrade project for the evaporator, which would result in further 16% savings in energy, and 2% savings in water consumption.”

Regarding the Al-Dawlya plant, The MED TEST II project identified measures to optimize the water use within the production facility of El Dawleya which would reduce water consumption by 25.3%, and consequently, the corresponding wastewater will be eliminated. Total anticipated reduction in the water consumption is around 92,928 m3/year,

The energy consumption would also be decreased by around 8.8 % of the baseline consumption, with a savings of 2,775 MWh/year. The CO2 emissions will be reduced by 1,006 tons/year.

Following the improvements at ElDawleya company, the group is planning to utilize the knowledge gained by ElDawleya TEST team to replicate the whole approach within their other sites. The company also decided to install water meters for key consumers to facilitate close monitoring of water use.