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2013.11.26

NSCC and Barclaycard launch new partnership

26 November 2013 The National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC) has launched a new partnership with Barclaycard, designed to support Specialist Contractors to grow and manage their cashflow.   With preferential rates on debit and credit card transactions, NSCC members will be able to accept card payments from their clients meaning no more banking of cheques and the transfer of funds with...

2013.11.27

Dozens of Ministers of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition C

Warsaw, Poland, 21 November, 2013 -- Ministers and other leaders of 42 countries and organizations of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) came together to celebrate first successes and to enhance further action on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). The Coalition’s 10 action-oriented initiatives are starting to tackle some of the leading causes of global near-term climate change, premat...

2013.11.27

AREA to work on skills in low GWP refrigerants through REAL

25 November 2013 Pan-European project to address low-GWP landscape of the future   European contractors’ association AREA is getting behind the pan-European learning programme REAL Alternatives which has been launched to address skills shortages amongst technicians working in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector.   The focus will be on carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydroca...

2013.11.26

3.2 Spain

Spain Chiller Market 2012   Context During year 2012 nothing changed substantially in the Spanish economy compared with the previous year so the country was facing same problems, perhaps with better perspectives, but with a heavy task ahead. As the government main goal was to control and reduce the fiscal deficit at all levels, the austerity measures were introduced by practically every publi...

2013.11.26

3. Special Contributions--3.1 Italy

2012 Chiller Market in Italy   Last-year report’s conclusion, based on interviews with major manufacturers, indicated that no real improvement was to be expected in the near future unless and unt...

2013.11.26

2.4.8 Turkey

The OECD forecasts that Turkey’s economy will continue to grow at an annual rate of over 4% up 2014. The outlook for the construction industry remains positive.   The chiller market was worth US$ 103 million in 2012 and is expected to grow at an annual rate of over 5% up to 2016. Sales in 2012 were close to 1,900 units. Most of these units are imported. Alarko Carrier is major supplier for al...

2013.11.26

2.4.7 Greece

The government is said to be optimistic about 2013, seeing it as the last year of the Greek crisis although this is not yet reflected in the performance of the construction industry.   Chillers have always been a fairly small market in Greece and in 2012 only around 800 units were sold. This is likely to fall to just over 700 units in 2013 representing a value of about US$ 16 million. Seven s...

2013.11.26

2.4.6 Spain

There is little sign of any immediate improvement in Spain’s economy - GDP fell by 1.5% in 2012 with hardly any change expected in 2013. Recession in the construction industry continues in spite of go...

2013.11.26

2.4.5 United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, the construction sector - the main driver for central plant equipment - is described by BSRIA as still being in deep recession despite recent government incentives. Refurbishmen...

2013.11.26

2.4.3 Italy

Italy’s economy fell by 2.3% in 2012 and is forecast to fall again in 2013 by 0.4%. The construction industry could begin a slow recovery in 2014/2015. The prospects for the renovation sector remain p...

2013.11.26

2.4.2 France

Although a slight recovery in economic growth is expected in 2013, the commercial building sector will remain in recession and renovation will stay at the same level in France.   Chiller sales wi...

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