Start of the works to launch the pilots

At the end of last September, the pilots of the HyCool project (Industrial Cooling through Hybrid system based on solar heat) began their way to start-up. In this initial phase of project execution, the two demonstration sites have started the civil works with which the necessary infrastructures are built to house the equipment and all parts of the system. These works are developed on the following fronts: 

    1. Givaudan: installation of the solar field on a plot adjacent to the plant; construction of a prefabricated technical room next to the solar field that will provide water vapor to the production plant from solar energy and with the technology supplied by Ecotherm; construction of the technical room that will supply cold to the plant, using absorption pumps built by Fahrenheit.

      Solar Field place at Givaudan pilot site

       

      Slab for the Solar field Equipment Room (Ecotherm)

       

      Construction of the Fahrenheit Equipment Room

       

  1. Bo de Debó: installation of the solar field on one of the warehouses of the production plant; construction of the technical room that will house the hot and cold water production system using Fahrenheit absorption and hybrid pump systems and Ecotherm solar technology.

Bo de Debó Technical Room works

The construction works are expected to be completed by the end of November 2020, giving way to the installation and commissioning stages of the HyCool systems, whose commissioning is expected in mid-June 2021.