Smart refrigeration systems for the new energy centre being built by Oulun Energia are set to be installed by Caverion, a leading provider of smart technology solutions.
The Oulun Energia’s energy centre will serve as a source of clean cooling energy for Nokia’s new campus in Oulu. It will also provide heating energy for Oulun Energia’s district heating network. Additionally, the system utilises intelligent controls to optimise energy efficiency and minimise waste.
The collaboration between Caverion and Oulun Energia demonstrates a modern, energy-wise innovation, with the project’s size and significance strengthening the partnership between the two companies. Tommi Kantola, Business Director of Energy Services at Oulun Energia, highlights the fruitful cooperation between the parties involved.
Oulun Energia’s Energy Centre
The energy centre will feature state-of-the-art CO2 heat pump technology. Thus, it will make it one of the world’s largest district cooling and heating plants based on CO2 technology. This clean, non-toxic, and climate-neutral solution aligns with the goal of the energy transition.
Caverion’s scope of work includes energy system automation, remote management, and technical maintenance during the warranty period.
Ville Tamminen, Head of the Caverion Finland division, emphasises the company’s commitment to being a part of the green change and developing solutions for zero-emission cooling and heating plants. Using carbon dioxide as a technology for high-capacity energy centres is expected to play a significant role in the future. The partnership with Oulun Energia is an opportunity to contribute to this pioneering project.
Caverion’s involvement in the Oulun Energia’s Energy Centre project is set to begin in the summer of 2023, with the refrigeration system scheduled for production by the end of 2024. The entire energy centre is anticipated to be completed in early 2025. As a result, it will become an important milestone in providing sustainable energy solutions for the region.