thermea heat pumps for five-star hotel
Ottendorf-Okrilla, April 2014 – Two thermeco2 high-temperature heat pumps made by thermea have found a very special home: based at a five-star hotel in the Seychelles, they ensure that the operators save around 50 % of energy compared to conventional cooling and heating systems.
The high level of comfort required by the luxury establishment calls not only for reliable and efficient cooling and air-conditioning technology but also for a cost-efficient water heating system for showers and spa areas. Thanks to the heat pumps, both of these requirements can be perfectly combined at the Savoy Resort & Spa.
The two heat pumps, each with a heating capacity of 180 kW, generate domestic hot water at a minimum temperature of 60 °C. With primary energy savings of around 50 %, they lead to cost savings of approximately 50 % compared to a conventional system with separate cooling and heating.
The waste heat of the air-conditioning system is used for providing hot water with the help of the high-temperature heat pumps. In the Seychelles, the air-conditioning system is used for cooling 24/7, 365 days a year. The waste heat of this four-megawatt system at the Savoy Hotel is therefore available as a continuous heat source.
The tropical climate with a year-round relative air humidity of more than 80 % and the proximity to the Indian Ocean require high-quality components, guaranteed workmanship and special corrosion protection measures. The thermeco2- heat pumps meet all of those requirements.
Under the thermeco2 brand name, thermea Energiesysteme GmbH produces high-temperature heat pumps, chillers and compressed air dryers with the natural refrigerant CO2 for industrial use and building services. thermeco2 machines have proven their worth in practice for years. The medium-sized company based in Ottendorf-Okrilla near Dresden, Germany, was founded in 2008 and has been part of Dürr, the machinery and plant engineering firm, since October 2012.
Further information is available at www.thermea.de/en/