World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom


Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology


General articles, applications and industry analysis

Star chillers meet Gist demands

UK: Two Star ammonia chillers are supplying the refrigeration load for a new temperature controlled storage and distribution centre in Chesterfield.

Opened at the beginning of 2018, the 90,000ft² logistics depot opened by food distribution company Gist serves company operations in the North East and Midlands. Gist, which is responsible for transporting millions of chilled and frozen food products daily, benefits from two state-of-the-art Azanechillers 2.0.

Gist required a cooling facility which had built-in redundancy to deliver continuous cooling, and reduced both direct and indirect carbon emissions. Star supplied two low charge ammonia Azanechillers 2.0, with a total capacity of 1,100 kW. The environmental credentials of ammonia means Gist Chesterfield is now set to remove 117 tons of CO2 per year when compared to the typical cooling demand of similar European coldstores.

In addition, the Azanechillers reduced ammonia charge, which can be as little as 10% of other ammonia circulation pump systems, increases site safety.

Star had just six weeks to complete the ambitious installation ahead of last year’s peak season, which is half the time expected for a project of this scale.

Latest News

25th February 2024

Home heat pump install for newly-trained engineers

UK: A UK charity is proposing to give newly trained heat pump installers an air-source heat pump to install in their own home.
23rd February 2024

Hoshizaki acquires 25% stake in Fogel

PANAMA: Japanese refrigeration equipment manufacturer Hoshizaki has acquired a 25% stake in Fogel Company Inc, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment based in Republic of Panama, for US$28m.
22nd February 2024

Large capacity ULT chiller using neon refrigerant

SOUTH KOREA: Researchers claim to have developed a large capacity ultra-low temperature industrial chiller which, in tests, has achieved a 10kW cooling performance at -100℃.
21st February 2024

CCF publishes election manifesto

UK: In a new manifesto ahead of this year’s general election, the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) is calling for future government’s to take action to recognise the industry’s crucial contributions.
21st February 2024

Sanhua extends expansion valve applications

SPAIN: Sanhua’s SEC HD electric expansion valve controller is now compatible for a variety of applications with 29 commonly used refrigerants, including CO2, hydrocarbons and HFCs. 
20th February 2024

F-gas regulation published in Official Journal

EUROPE: The new F-gas regulation has now been published in the EU’s Official Journal, making it legally binding and entering into force in 20 days.