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London 2012 Olympics (UK)

London 2012 Olympics
LONDON, United Kingdom

The Carrier team in the UK has secured contracts to supply air conditioning equipment for the Olympic Stadium, the Energy Centres and the Basketball Arena for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The collective value of these projects is $10 million, constituting 70 percent of all awarded heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) projects.

Following Carrier’s successes in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008, Carrier is now on track to once again become the major supplier of HVAC equipment and services for the next Olympics in London.

The Olympic Stadium
The Olympic Stadium is the center piece of the Olympic Park and will host athletics events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. For this venue, Carrier will supply three 30XA chillers, chosen for their quality and energy efficiency, and 23 39HQ air handling units.

The Energy Centers
The two CCHP (Combined Cooling Heat and Power) Energy Centers are a key element of the sustainability plan for London 2012. These highly efficient tri-generation plants will provide heating, cooling, and power to the Olympic Park and adjacent developments during the Olympics and for decades to come. The equipment selected for the two Energy Centers includes two absorption chillers and seven electric chillers.

In addition, Carrier will also supply control systems for the cooling towers through the recently acquired Concord Controls, to include Automated Logic Corp. products. With a combined cooling capacity of 57MW, the Energy Centers represent more than 80 percent of the total chilled water production for the games. Project Manager Claas Gempt noted, “The project has a value of $8 million for permanently installed Carrier equipment, making this the single largest HVAC award for the London Olympics.”

Temporary Venues
The organizers of the London 2012 Olympics will rely on the use of temporary buildings and structures as an important element of their overall strategy, with the aim to reduce the environmental impact of the games and create a sustainable legacy for the local communities. Carrier Rental Systems (CRS), with many years of experience in providing temporary HVAC solutions to large events, has been an integral part of the Carrier project team since the beginning.

The Basketball Arena for the London 2012 Games will be one of the largest ever temporary venues built for any games. CRS won the contract to supply four 750kW air cooled Carrier 30XA chillers for this venue together with run/standby pumps, a frost protection system, BMS (Building Management Systems) Link and the associated pipe work. The units are fitted with a low noise kit to meet the stringent requirements of the Olympics Delivery Authority. Following the games, these low noise units will become part of the UK’s hire fleet where they will be beneficial in winning other noise sensitive projects.

David Appel, former president, Carrier HVAC Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the executive sponsor of this project said: “Our recent successes are the result of two years of dedicated teamwork and our ability to leverage synergies across all sections of the organisation.