ICA Supermarket in Arvidsjaur is a medium sized grocery store in the northern part of Sweden.
An important part of a major redevelopment of the store was a thorough upgrade of the store’s refrigeration systems. Our reseller Friginor undertook this work and chose a Green & Cool Crystal unit, which is well adapted for this kind of store. Storeowner Michael Kostet is very pleased with the results and the new installation means a substantial amount of energy savings.
The Green & Cool unit is a CRYSTAL indoor unit cooling capacity MT 50 kW / LT 12 kW including heat recovery.
“We started the renovation of the store in May 2013. The work was done by Friginor, who installed brand new refrigerators and freezers with units from Green & Cool. The work was done without a single days truce in the store and for a period, the old and new system run in parallel. I am very impressed with the way in which Friginor has completed the work and performance of the units delivered. We can already say that we are making an energy savings of between 30-50% compared to the previous equipment. After 6 months of full operation, we also see that the reliability far exceeds our expectations” , says store owner Michael Kostet.
In early 2013 the roof of the ice arena collapsed in the little community of Gimo in Östhammar municipality, about 120 kilometres north of Stockholm, Sweden. When the building was restored in 2014, a new cooling system and ice rink were installed. CO2 refrigeration from Green & Cool was chosen, making the Gimo ice arena the first in Europe to cool its ice rink using pure CO2 technology. The unit from Green & Cool was delivered and installed by Industry & Laboratoriekyl.
“Working together with Green & Cool, we have resolved the oil handling issue, which now makes it possible to use only CO2 as refrigerant also in ice rinks. The concept is very beneficial for clients. We are about to launch a major marketing campaign along with Green & Cool, including a website about ice rinks and CO2 refrigeration,” says Patrik Larsson, CEO, Industri & Laboratoriekyl.
The unit in Gimo ice arena is a Green & Cool Mistral, with an effect of 250 KW. The unit naturally also has heat recovery. Most of the waste heat from the cooling process is recovered and used for site heating and hot water. Excess heat is transferred to five drilled wells, 200 metres deep, which provide geothermal energy storage.
In September, Green & Cool’s reseller Arctis delivered the new CRYSTAL GC3 CO₂NVINPACK to Eurospar, in Gjern, central Denmark. This dual-temperature, outdoor condensing unit is a compact and cost-effective option – with the renowned Green & Cool quality showing in every detail. The cooling capacity of the unit in Gjern is 31 kW MT and 18 kW LT. The CO₂NVINPACK series is specially designed to fit small to medium-sized supermarkets, but also works well for other businesses with similar refrigeration needs.