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Athens 2004 Olympics (Greece)

Carrier Goes for Gold in the Athens Olympiad

When the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad return to Athens in August, Carrier Corporation, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), will be there as well, providing equipment to cool nearly half of the building projects for the Games and keeping athletes, officials and spectators comfortable.

In all, Carrier Greece has supplied a total of 635 chillers ranging from the smallest Aquasnap models to large centrifugal machines. In addition more than 3,600 fan coil units, 22 50 series package units, nearly 1150 simple split systems and 47 ducted units are equipping projects integral to the Games.

"From Day One, we worked closely with consultants to develop the most energy-efficient solutions for each application," said Stavros Tsavalos, managing director of Carrier Greece. "Carrier was the only manufacturer to have a full product range operating with non-ozone depleting refrigerants -- from the largest centrifugal machine to the smallest split system."

In addition to the product sales, Carrier Service will control all the equipment from its remote central monitoring center southwest of Athens. A quick response team comprising 100 service technicians has been formed to be on hand round-the-clock and to act immediately in the event any service issues arise before and during the Olympic Games, as well as for the Paralympics which follow.