The Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) has just provided its first training workshop for entrepreneurs and technicians on refrigeration and air conditioning using natural refrigerants.
“Knowledge and experience are the barriers standing between CO2 refrigeration applications becoming the mainstream solution for the African market,” argues Wynand Groenwald of Commercial Refrigeration Services. The company’s newly opened training facility in Johannesburg, South Africa aims to tackle this problem.
Matador Refrigeration completed the installation at the President Hyper Vaal store in Vereeniging, South Africa, using technology from CAREL SA. The project includes the biggest subcritical CO2 cascade refrigeration system in Southern Africa.
The refrigeration game is changing in Africa. After launching the first CO2 transcritical system in Africa in 2010, trailblazers CRS are releasing their new range of CO2 chillers, heat pumps and condensing units in 2015, and hope to cut the red tape on the first CO2 training facility in Africa, at their new Johannesburg base before year’s end.