A catering kitchen in the far north is now one of the largest in Sweden to use CO2 refrigeration. The new Quality Hotel & Resort Lapland has 174 rooms and is located in the centre of Gällivare, with easy access to the spectacular wilderness of northern Sweden. The hotel caters to conference delegates and holidaymakers, and has a restaurant that can seat up to 500 guests.
Green & Cool’s partner, Friginor, was responsible for specifying, designing and installing the system. The company chose a dual-temperature range refrigeration unit from Green & Cool with a refrigeration output of 20 kW and a freezer output of 11 kW.
“The unit provides refrigeration for a total of 21 refrigerated counters and cabinets, plus nine refrigeration and freezing rooms. As far as we know this is now one of the largest catering kitchen in Sweden to use environmentally friendly CO2 as the refrigerant,” says Tomas Tavér, CEO of Friginor.
To save space, Friginor prefabricated a machine room, then installed the gas cooler vertically on the wall of this room to protect it from snowdrifts.
“We had already installed CO2 refrigeration units from Green & Cool in three supermarkets in the area and it would not surprise me if Gällivare now holds the world record for the highest density of CO2 refrigeration per capita,” says Tomas Tavér.