Phase-out of HydroChloroFluoroCarbons in Egypt, Foam Sector (HCFC)

What is this project about?


Egypt 2014

This project will contribute to Egypt’s efforts to fulfill its commitments in under the Montreal Protocol and its amendments through the phase-out the use of HCFC-141b in its PU insulation foam production sector. This project eliminates 136, 63 ODP t (1224 Mt HCFC-141b)

In terms of its design, the project consists of two distinct parts:

  • Individual approach: An investment package of six (6) stand-alone foam projects: namely Cairo Foam, MOG, FRESH, SECC, Al Fateh and Reftruck.
  • Group project: A system house conversion with investment support to downstream enterprises.

The project includes either replacement of the foam dispensers, or retrofitting of the existing dispensers in the enterprises’ premises and various supporting activities.

What have we accomplished so far?

  • Production trials with methyl format systems have already been conducted at plants with satisfactory results.
  • Management and technical staff from companies have attended industrial trials with n-pentane at other locations to become familiar with the chosen technology.
  • Bidding on equipment and bid analyses and review by UNDP and the recipients for all six (6) enterprises has been completed
  • Out of the six (6) stand-alone foam projects: Equipment have been supplied at 5 companies, and installed at 4 of them
  • Implementation agreements for all participating system houses have been drafted and are currently under review by the enterprises with specific care provided to the finalization of downstream customers’ lists for each.

Who finances this project?



The Multilateral fund for the implementation of the MONTREAL PROTOCOL

Delivery in previous fiscal year

 

US$ 891, 042.93

Highlights

  • The objective of this project is to phase-out the use of HCFC-141b in the manufacture of rigid and integral skin polyurethane foams in Egypt at all downstream non-refrigeration users by using non-ODS/low GWP technologies and, in this way, contribute to Egypt’s compliance with the Montreal Protocol HCFC phase-out obligations while sharply reducing the industry’s contribution to global warming.
  • The project will contribute to UNDP’s CPAP Environment Outcome: Sustainable management of environment and natural resources incorporated into poverty reduction strategies/ key national development frameworks and sector strategies. The specific project outcome is to reduce HCFC emissions in Egypt according to Montreal Protocol and meeting the set reduction goals for ozone depleting substance emissions
  • The main products manufactured by the foam enterprises are:

Water heaters; sandwich panels and blocks; spray foam; pipe insulation; decorative foam; and integral skin foams.

  • To accomplish this outcome the project will focus on one output: Conversion of non-appliance foam production to zero-ODP and low GWP alternatives (UNDP
  • The output will be accomplished through the implementation of a number of activity results, namely:

1. The installation of new machinery installed (or old machines retrofitted) in six target enterprises, geared for using new chemicals.

2. The conversion of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with the support from their systems suppliers or systems distributors.

  • The Government considered it important to seek assistance from all systems houses and suppliers at the same time given the fact that the foam enterprises can purchase FFS from any of them.
  • The results of the project will be monitored through indicators named in the Results and Resources Framework.
Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
2011
Estimated End Date:
2015
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 7 – Ensuring Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
Amany Nakhla
Partners:
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs (MSEA)