Italian commercial refrigeration company LU-VE Group has supplied the machines for the refrigeration of Russia’s biggest food storage warehouse, powered by CO2.

LU-VE was awarded the contract by Maersk, a Danish shipping company, for the design and installation of the CO2 cooling system.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Maersk transports refrigerated foods and has a logistics centre in St Petersburg for the conservation of fruit, vegetables and other perishable goods.

The logistics centre is equipped with three areas at different temperatures (+13°, +6° and -25°) and is the largest Russian structure that uses CO2 for refrigeration.

Value Defender unit coolers guarantee energy savings by recovering the compression heat of the refrigerant fluid and are installed in the low- and medium-temperature cold rooms.

The condensers, also present in the facility, are “Big Giant” models, produced in Uboldo, Italy, and are equipped with electronic motors to minimise energy consumption.

Matteo Liberali, CEO of LU-VE Group, commented: “We are very proud to have contributed to the construction of the Maersk logistics centre which is the largest ever built in Russia to use green technology that uses CO2, a natural refrigerant fluid with low or no environmental impact.”

“This contracted project confirms our growth in the country and the good collaboration with our local partners. The cold chain is a strategic sector because it ensures the continuous availability of goods and fresh or frozen products to the public.”

“If we consider that 80% of the food products sent for consumption have been produced or processed at plants equipped with refrigeration equipment, we can understand the enormous importance of optimizing these systems, for the purpose of energy saving.”

“Ahead of its times, LU-VE has been developing “green” and eco-sustainable products, to then focus -by now for over 15 years - on the use of natural refrigerant fluids with low environmental impact.”