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Caverion will deliver one of the world's largest CO2 refrigeration systems to Oulun Energia in Finland

Caverion will implement a smart refrigeration system, including cooling and heat production, for a new energy centre being built by Oulun Energia.

After completion, the energy centre will produce clean cooling energy for Nokia's new campus in Oulu and heating energy for the district heating network of Oulun Energia.

Business director of energy services at Oulun Energia, Tommi Kantola, said the system is based on cooling and heating production in the same process, where intelligent controls ensure minimum waste of energy.

"The energy centre is a concrete demonstration of a modern, energywise innovation made possible through the close cooperation of Caverion and Oulun Energia. The size of the project is significant for both parties, further strengthening the already fruitful cooperation between the two companies," he said.

By using clean, non-toxic and climate neutral CO2 heat pump technology, the energy centre will upon completion be one of the world's largest district cooling and heating plants based on CO2 technology.

Caverion's delivery also includes the energy system automation, remote management, and technical maintenance during the warranty period.

Head of Caverion’s Finland division, Ville Tamminen, said the company wants to be part of the energy transition and produce solutions enabling the green change.

“This energy centre is a technological pioneer for modern, zero-emission cooling and heating plants. We believe that carbon dioxide will play an important role as a technology for future high-capacity energy centres,” Tamminen said.

Caverion's part in the project begins in the northern summer 2023, with the refrigeration system ready for production at the end of 2024. The entire energy centre is expected to be completed in early 2025.