IFEMA awards Sacyr Industrial the geothermal climate control of its headquarters
Madrid’s Trade Fair Institution (IFEMA) has awarded Sacyr Industrial the construction of a geothermal climate control system in its headquarters. The project, which is already under development, consists of drilling 40 geothermal boreholes up to 150 meters deep that will be connected to a new geothermal heat pump of 355 kW thermal and 305 kW cooling power.
Geothermics will support existing power generation facilities and will cover some of the climate needs of the headquarters.
Sacyr Industrial will complete the drilling this fall and hopes to connect heat pumps with thermal generation equipment so that during IFEMA 2018 can start to enjoy the benefits of geothermal energy.
The Geothermal Energy and Energy Efficiency Department of Sacyr Industrial, which has extensive experience and know-how in this matter, will be responsible for carrying out the IFEMA installation. Sacyr is a leader in this technology, with which it has developed more than 50 projects; some as large as the one of the Historic Site of the Sant Pau Hospital (Barcelona), the largest in southern Europe.
Daniel Muñoz, Director of Geothermal Energy, pointed out the importance of the IFEMA project, which "will be a benchmark in this technology in one of Europe’s most important exhibition center".
According to the studies carried out by IFEMA, geothermics will entail significant savings in the consumption of electricity and thermal energy (natural gas) and, consequently, a significant reduction in CO2 emissions per year.