GERMANY: Following an order to supply chillers to Terminal 1 at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, Engie Refrigeration has been awarded the contract for Terminal 2.

Domodedovo Airport is fast becoming Russia’s most important aviation hub and is Moscow’s largest airport with more than 33 million air passengers a year. East Line Group, its private operator, has pushed forward with a gradual conversion to Western European standards since it acquired the airport from the state.

As with the previous project for terminal 1, the new contract is to provide chilled water for air conditioning the arrival and departure areas and the administration building. Cooling also needs to be provided for the server rooms.

The full order comprises chillers to provide an overall refrigeration capacity of 45MW. It will involve models from Engie’s water-cooled Quantum X series – in some cases with twin tubed condensers for heat recovery for service water pre-heating – and air-cooled machines from the Quantum A series.

Quantum chillers under test at Engie’s new Lindau testing facilities

All Quantum chillers are fitted with oil-free turbo compressors. The order also includes Pensum reversible water chillers.

The entire refrigeration system for terminals 1 and 2 is operated and monitored with the system manager, a control and monitoring software from Engie Refrigeration. Intelligent operation enables free cooling to be coupled with normal cooling systems. As a result it is possible to considerably raise the EER value and, particularly in part load operation, the ESEER value, at Moscow airport for most of the year.