Carrier Agrees to Acquire Guangdong Giwee Group, a China-based HVAC Manufacturer

Carrier Agrees to Acquire Guangdong Giwee Group, a China-based HVAC Manufacturer

Carrier today announced that it has signed agreements to acquire Guangdong Giwee Group (Giwee Group) and its subsidiaries, including Guangdong Chigo Heating & Ventilation Equipment Co., Ltd. Giwee Group's proven strength in the VRF and light commercial market in China will expand Carrier's access to this growing, global market.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Launches "optimaX" Digital Service Platform

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Ltd. (MHIENG), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, is to begin offering "optimaX" (trademark and patent pending), a digital service platform to comprehensively support operations and maintenance of transportation systems, industrial plants, and other types of social infrastructure. This new service consolidates into a single package the range of digital services MHIENG has offered up to now in such fields as urban transportation systems and CO2 recovery facilities, further expanding market applications as a solution to resolve issues related to the operation and maintenance of the various types of infrastructure that support environmental protections and social life.

Alfa Laval starts testing methanol fuel cell systems for sustainable marine power supply

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – will start testing an innovative marine fuel cell system in corporation with Blue World Technologies and some major players in the marine industry. Testing will take place at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Denmark. It will use methanol as fuel and explore the technology’s potential as a source of marine fossil-free auxiliary power systems. The goal is to contribute to the industry’s transition towards decarbonatization.

Star Refrigeration Revealed as Gold Sponsor for the IOR Annual Conference 2021

The IOR Annual Conference has announced Cold Chain Federation member Star Refrigeration as a Gold Sponsor for its online event taking place from 21 to 22 April 2021. Several members of the Star team will also play an integral role as key speakers at the event, presenting alongside university academics and industry experts.

SeaCube Selects Carrier Lynx Fleet Solution To Deliver Enhanced Digital Capabilities for 2,000 Refrigerated Containers

SeaCube Containers LLC and Carrier Transicold today announced a strategic refrigerated asset management systems platform engagement. As a result, SeaCube will be the first intermodal equipment leasing company to incorporate Carrier’s Lynx™ Fleet solution into its fleet with an initial deployment of 2,000 PrimeLINE™ refrigerated container units. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.

Member of HPT Annex nominated for The Global Cooling Prize

The Global Cooling Prize’s virtual Grand Award Ceremony will take place on April 29, 2021. One of the participants of the finalist teams, Baolong Wang of Tsinghua University, is also part of the HPT Annex 53.

Eurovent joins Cool Coalition

Eurovent has become a member of the Cool Coalition, a global initiative led by the UN Environment Programme. The initiative aims to promote access to efficient, climate-friendly cooling for both industrialised and developing countries. Eurovent joins the network of more than 100 partners to help achieve better standards and regulations across the globe in support of the Coalition’s objectives.

EHPA: Heat Pump KEYMARK, a success story

This year, Heat Pump KEYMARK is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its very first launch. Over the years, the scheme has grown and evolved, achieving significant results by supporting the heat pump industry.

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Lack of Containers Causes AC Shipping Bottlenecks

The impact of COVID-19 is spreading not only to the production of air conditioners but also to global supply. The container shortage is becoming more serious throughout the world, and even if there is demand, logistics cannot always address it. This container shortage is exerting a major impact on the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) market that has become increasingly global.

Indonesia Is Short of RACs — Japanese Manufacturers Call on Government to Relax Import Restrictions

On August 28, 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade (MOT) tightened the import regulations for room air conditioners (RACs) with capacities of 3 hp and less. In early February 2021, more than five months after the enforcement of these regulations, JARN interviewed several major brands exporting air conditioners to Indonesia and asked about the impact of Indonesia’s RAC import restrictions on the market.

California Approves HFC Regulation

On December 10, 2020, California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved ‘Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Stationary Refrigeration, Chillers, Aero-sols-Propellants, and Foam End-Uses Regulation’.


Landa Creates Core Competitiveness with Its Independent Innovation

Zhuhai Landa Compressor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gree Electric and is an air conditioning compressor specialist, integrating research and development (R&D), production, sales, and services. JARN interviewed Roger Li, managing director of the Industrial Products Sales Centre of Gree, to hear about the company’s compressor business.

Danfoss Is Ready to Lead in Green Restart with Its Total Climate Solutions

JARN interviewed Jürgen Fischer, president, Danfoss Climate Solutions, to hear about its new group structure, partnerships, and future focuses. Danfoss has implemented a new group structure and merged the heating and cooling segments into Danfoss Climate Solutions to be fully ready to capture future growth opportunities.

MGC Puts Quality First for Compressors, Heart of AC Systems

Mitsubishi Electric has five compressor production bases around the world. The company manufactures rotary compressors, scroll compressors, and screw compressors in Shizuoka, Wakayama, and Nagasaki in Japan, as well as in Thailand and China. The annual production capacity of the five bases is 14 million units. Of the bases, MGC in Guangzhou, China, has the largest production capacity.


Secop: Energy-optimized Propane Compressor Solutions

For more than 25 years, Secop has been developing highly efficient compressors that use hydrocarbons such as R290 and R600a, and since 2015, Secop has been improving its successful R290 compressor line with the release of a new generation of propane compressors for LBP and MBP applications.

Industry Veteran Zutshi Appointed as President at Havells

Ravinder Zutshi, a veteran consumer electronics professional, has joined Havells, a fast-moving electrical goods company in India, as president for business development and corporate affairs. In his previous role, he was the senior director for enterprise business at South Korean electronics major LG Electronics India.

Wiegmann Associates named the 5th Largest St. Louis Mechanical Contractor

With 105 employees and 2020 revenue of $64.45 million, Wiegmann Associates has been named the 5th largest St. Louis Mechanical Contractor by the St. Louis Business Journal.


Generating CO2-neutral heat and electricity with green hydrogen

Allendorf (Eder) – According to a survey, two thirds of Germans are willing to heat with CO2-neutral hydrogen and make an important contribution to climate protection. This was indicated in a report from the information service energate from December 2020, which refers to a survey of the energy group E.ON. Thousands of hydrogen heat generators have already been installed. Approximately 150,000 customers have chosen new gas condensing boilers from the Vitodens 300 and Vitodens 200 series in the past year alone, which can use at least 20 percent hydrogen in natural gas and can even convert a 30 percent admixture simply and efficiently into heat.

ISH China & CIHE: Almost there

Since the launch of the coal-to-electricity policy, China's HVAC market has evolved from high growth rate to focusing on introducing quality products to ensure clean air for the country. While the Chinese government focuses on exploring a variety of renewable energy sources, manufacturers are developing innovative products which embed cloud and IoT+ technologies to enhance and monitor product efficiency. These collective national policies will steer China’s HVAC industry towards a cleaner and more comfortable future.

WEBINAR - CIBSE Embodied Carbon Calculator

Taking place every two weeks on Thursday, at 11:00 (BST), this free webinar series is designed to support the CIBSE community in maintaining their CPD remotely. Each webinar will feature a 30-45 minute presentation, ending with an interactive Q&A session. Find out more about the topics and register your place using the webinar links below.

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CR 2021 to Be Held as Actual Exhibition, Opening Up the Post-corona Era

China Refrigeration 2021 (CR 2021), the 32nd International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage, will be held as an actual exhibition from April 7 to 9 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China. With the virtual exhibitions continuing from last year, organizers of CR decided to hold it as an actual exhibition, marking the opening up of the post-corona era.

HVAC&R Manufacturers Present Sustainable Technologies at ENEX 2021

The 2021 edition of Energy and Environment Exhibition (ENEX) was held on December 9 to 11, 2020, at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan. At the seminar on factory waste heat utilization during ENEX 2021, Japanese leading manufacturers such as Toshiba Carrier, Mayekawa, Kobelco, and Kimura Chemical Plants (KCPC), introduced their heat pump technologies.

Interphex Week Tokyo – Asia’s Leading Pharma & Bio Tech Show

From November 25 to 27, Interphex Week Tokyo was held at Makuhari Messe. Interphex Week Tokyo is Japan’s largest technical exposition during which all types of products, technology, and services related to the research and manufacturing of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products are exhibited. Manufacturers of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, and universities exhibited their products or research at this show, which attracted visitors. Interphex Week Tokyo comprises Interphex Japan and three other exhibitions focused on pharmaceutical technologies. Also, some other expositions such as Regenerative Medicine Expo, and Foodtech Japan were held at the same time.

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