Retailer expects energy savings to yield a five-to-seven year ROI on premium paid for equipment, one of a small number of ammonia systems installed in stores worldwide.
Training video accompanies the 2HP model (OCU-CR200VF5), and the 10HP model (OCU-CR1000VF8).
The store is an example of how transcritical CO2 is becoming Woolworths’ norm.
Transcritical CO2, leveraging waste heat and supported by solar energy, was found to be the lowest-cost option for South Coast Stores.
The transcritical system supplies 90 refrigeration points at Michael’s SUPA IGA store in Keysborough, Victoria.
Glaciem Cooling Technologies will receive AUD2 million (US$1.35 million) to trial its energy-saving technology at three businesses.
Five of the low-charge packaged systems were installed in July at a new cold storage center in western Sydney.
Fresh Choice Papamoa and Countdown Hāwera stores both opened this year, each with an energy efficient transcritical CO2 system.
The company is aiming to push its CO2 technology into all market segments.