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Woolworths’ CO 2 transcritical journey continues Woolworths has commissioned its second transcritical CO 2 system at a new store in Wadalba, New South Wales. The retailer sourced the Kirby eCOBoost system from Heatcraft, which had met the technical brief.

— By Devin Yoshimoto

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oolworths commissioned its pilot transcritical CO 2 store in Colebee, NSW last winter (see cover story, Accelerate Australia & NZ Issue #6). It is now on its way towards its stated goal of installing ten natural refrigerant-based systems employing technologies such as transcritical CO 2 or water-loop solutions by 2020. The retailer recently commissioned its second transcritical CO 2 system at a new store in Wadalba, NSW and has more stores in the pipeline. Since the commissioning of the first pilot store, internal installation team WRI (formerly Retail FM D&I), led by Shaun Merry and supported by Woolworths Sustainable Innovations Engineer Dario Ferlin, has taken significant steps towards system standardisation and the upskilling of internal and external stakeholders. Together with rack supplier Heatcraft, Woolworths has worked to cut costs and upskill technicians, boosting confidence in the deployment of natural refrigerant systems at the Australian retailer.

Accelerate Australia & NZ // Winter 2018

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Accelerate Australia & NZ #10, Winter 2018  

A PIONEERING SPIRIT The history of natural refrigerants is often a story of individuals. Of scientists and engineers pushing the boundaries...

Accelerate Australia & NZ #10, Winter 2018  

A PIONEERING SPIRIT The history of natural refrigerants is often a story of individuals. Of scientists and engineers pushing the boundaries...

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