Embassy Gardens is a 17 acre site in the heart of Nine Elms in the Southbank regeneration area including commercial, retail and residential properties. The site comprises thousands of luxury homes, workspaces, amenities as well as the refurbishment of Battersea Power Station, New Covent Garden market and the US Embassy.
More than 1MW of cooling was required for Phase 1 of the residential build. Faced with a shortage of electrical power and the cost of providing the necessary power, Robur’s gas-powered chillers have been chosen.
The fifty Robur chillers, supplied by ESS, are mounted on factory assembled skids, each of which has a 90kW output but requires just a 30 Amp single phase power supply. The integrated controls automatically “cascade” the chiller modules and share the load evenly between each of them.
Kevin Pacey, Managing Director of ESS Ltd., says, “The Robur gas powered chillers provide a truly modular solution. The direct digital controls ensure shared workload and, in the event of a mechanical failure or service downtime, less than 7% of output is lost.”
Robur gas chillers use natural refrigerant in a factory sealed circuit and are not subject to F-Gas regulation. Moreover, thanks to an almost static refrigeration cycle, the performance levels remain unchanged over time.