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Star is hot property with a cool £2m deal that opens up a world of opportunities - Herald Scotland | Business | Corporate & SME

Star Refrigeration, the Glasgow-based specialist supplier of cooling and heating systems, has completed a £2 million deal to supply a cutting-edge heating system to a ­Norwegian town - which promises to save 15% of the hourly cost of energy bills.

The project will extract heat from the harbour at Drammen in ­southern Norway before boosting it via a giant pump and ­sending it around the town of 62,000 inhabitants, to heat houses and public amenities.

The system - developed in partnership with Norwegian pumps ­specialist Norsk Kulde, US giant ­Emerson Climate Technologies and a local company called Drammen ­Fjernvarme - is the first major international order for Star, the bulk of whose business is in cooling systems for food production and distribution in the UK.

According to Star's innovation ­director, David Pearson, it marks the start of a major export drive, which aims to double the firm's turnover within five years.

Installing pumps to extract heat from water or air is increasingly ­popular on the Continent, largely because the heat delivered far exceeds the energy consumed, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and the need for additional renewable energy sources. The ­European Commission has designated such pumps a renewable technology for heating and cooling.



"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Apr 18th, 2010 at 04:10:29 PM EST
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What, you mean this hasn't been done ?? It's just like ground source heating, I wondered about using Gulf stream water last year, I want royalties dammit.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Apr 19th, 2010 at 01:21:58 PM EST
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So you're the one responsible for diverting the Gulf stream and causing the worst winter eva!  All to heat your lair on a volcano off greenland...
by njh on Mon Apr 19th, 2010 at 08:13:45 PM EST
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