Efficient cooling in Liverpool Arena from Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric, e-Series Chillers, Redworth Associates, M&S Bank Arena

The M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool is now able to deliver energy efficient cooling to audiences of up to 11,000 thanks to the installation of 46 e-Series modular chillers from Mitsubishi Electric.

In December 2017, the Arena’s carpark, where the previous chillers were housed, was devastated by a fire, and the new chiller solution needed to be installed in the limited space on and around the Arena itself.

The solution came in the form of cooling only 90kW e-Series modular chillers, which are providing energy efficient comfort cooling to the Arena and Convention Centre. The final design sees eleven units installed on each of the four roof plant decks and two chillers installed on a gantry within the loading bay.

The design for the systems was undertaken by Redworth Associates, taking advantage of the modular nature of the e-Series which allows for up to six units to be connected in a design which best fits any given space. With a capacity ranging from 90kW to 1,080kW, they provide space savings of up to 35% compared to traditional chillers.

The client also benefitted from e-Series units being available for next day delivery, rather than with the usual 8-10 week lead time which is commonly required for traditional chillers, enabling the venue to reduce the costs associated with the hire of temporary cooling.

The units were installed during the winter months when cooling requirements were less in demand.

Adam Williams, senior project manager from ENGIE, the ACC Liverpool Group’s FM service provider said: “The support from Mitsubishi Electric in making available 46 modules to meet our key programme requirements was unprecedented.”

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