UK: Bitzer UK has supplied its 300th CO2-based refrigeration compressor for installation in Aldi UK’s Stores.
The milestone was reached following a recent delivery of the manufacturer’s semi-hermetic CO2 units to Aldi’s refrigeration pack builder, Clade Engineering Services, which works closely with installation sister company A1 Engineering Services on the retailer’s refrigeration systems.
The retailer committed to installing natural refrigerants across all of its stores more than a year ago.
Aldi is using a combination of standard and inverter-driven compressors for enhanced control and energy efficiency, based on Bitzer’s own Varispeed system.
The CO2 packs are being used both as retrofit systems to replace HFC refrigeration plant in existing stores as part of a rolling programme, and as original cooling plant in new stores.