A series of ice rink projects that have delivered notable energy savings for end users won this year’s National ACR and Heat Pump Award in the category “ACR Project of the Year.” Bitzer UK and G&O Refrigeration were presented with the award.

Judges described the projects as a first for the industry, and it was the first time Bitzer’s CSV semi-hermetic screw compressors with integrated frequency inverter had been used in ice rink applications.

Working with Bitzer UK, G&O Refrigeration developed a rink refrigeration plant called Gorac chiller pack, which is based on the CSV compact screw compressors with integrated frequency inverter and designed to deliver exceptionally reliable cooling and significantly reduced energy costs.