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1.11 Africa
The year 2014 was not a good year for the African air conditioner market in general. Market scale contracted by 9.1% compared with 2013. Northern Africa experienced a cooler-than-usual summer, which put the brakes on RAC sales, and how to get rid of leftover inventory is now a problem. Government.../images/up/News/20155281245533701.jpg
Mitsubishi Electric opens South Africa office
25 May 2015 SOUTH AFRICA: Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV is to open an office in Johannesburg. Starting operations in June, the Japanese manufacturer says the new branch will focus on market research and business development in order to bolster the company’s business offering mainly in the sub-Sa.../images/up/News/20155261855794495.jpg
UNIDO project helps The Gambia adopt natural refrigerants and leapfrog HFCs in the fisheries industry
22 May 2015 On 5 May, the key partners of a UNIDO initiative to help The Gambia switch to refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP) met for the official inauguration of the project that is set to last three years. Through the promotion of technology transfer in the country’s fisheries se.../images/up/News/201552517194170469.jpg
J & E Hall Condensing Units Installed at Gambian Cold Store
J E Hall commercial condensing units are playing a key role in an innovative refrigeration project in Gambia. Three Fusion Scroll units have been installed at a newly-built cold store and butchery complex. Two JEHS-0400-M3 units are helping the 36 m2 cold rooms to function at temperatures from 0°C ...
Mauritius: International Community Applauds Mauritius for Efforts to Protect Ozone Layer
06 May 2015 The Secretariat of the Multilateral Fund for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol, in a statement issued recently, applauds Mauritius as the first developing country to adopt a training unit of non-polluting refrigeration for technicians. The Ministry of Environment, Sustainab...
Daikin launch high-ambient R32 air conditioners
May 4, 2015 MIDDLE-EAST AFRICA: Daikin has announced the launch of GCC’s first commercialised R32 refrigerant high ambient air conditioning system, an alternative refrigerant to R22 with zero ozone depletion potential and lower global warming impact than R410A refrigerant. “The unique combinati.../images/up/News/20155521561989270.jpg
UNEP produces HCFC phase-out guides
08 Apr 2015 KENYA: UNEP has produced two guides to assist article 5 countries in their phase-out of HCFC refrigerants. Article 5 countries were obliged to freeze baseline consumptions (2009-2010 average) by 1 January 2013 and achieve a 10% reduction in consumption by 1 January 2015. Good Serv.../images/up/News/201541023105499302.jpg
Alfa Laval opens office in Ghana
10 Feb 2015 GHANA: Alfa Laval has opened a sales office in Ghana to meet the needs of the booming West African region. North Africa and West Africa were previously directly managed from France, the Alfa Laval office there representing 22 countries from Tunisia to Congo. In order to capture and r.../images/up/News/20152131749653094.jpg
Montreal Protocol ditches 2.2m tonnes of ODS
December 27, 2014 KENYA: Although over 2.2m tonnes of ODSs have been phased out by the Montreal Protocol, 640,000 tonnes of HCFCs are still to be eliminated. This and other interesting statistics are revealed in UNEP’s Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014, the full report of the summar.../images/up/News/2014123018425029684.jpg
Tunisia: refrigeration data
21/11/2014 Currently, the national cold-storage capacity in Tunisia is approximately 1,600,000m3. In 2010, the national park of goods transportation vehicles included approximately 3,000 refrigerated vehicles (or 0.85% of the total workforce) and 1,500 insulated vehicles. 25% of electrical co...