Ferretti Group goes greener, as the Ancona site is given a trigeneration plant

The nautical sector must think green. Ferretti Group has built a plant for the production of combined cooling, heat and power: realized by Samso, is able to reduce electricity consumption by up to 79%.

Ferretti Group‘s investments in the Ancona shipyard continue. The site is dedicated to the larger yachts for some of the Group’s brands: CRN, Custom Line, Riva, Pershing. When fully completed, the premises will cover an area of 80,000 sqm (25000 covered), where 25% of the whole group’s employees will build planing, semi-displacing and displacing yachts, in fiberglass, steel and aluminum.

Cool, heat, power

In this case the news is about a project that improves energy efficiency and sustainability. The trigeneration plant which has just been enforced will enable to reduce by up to 79% the consumption of electrical and thermal energy needed to air condition the production environments, thus meeting the production needs of the Super Yacht Yard in Ancona, which as mentioned covers an area of over 25,000 square meters and requires constant temperature control.

Design and installation are the work of Samso Spa, Energy Service Company (E.S.Co.) active in Italy in the design, construction and financing of energy efficiency interventions. In detail, inside the plant there is a high-efficiency gas-fired co-generator with an electrical power of 500 kWe and thermal power of 600 kWt, together with a 460 kWf absorber for the production of cold water for cooling, which uses the thermal energy recovered from the plant itself. In the whole this intervention, once fully operational, will lead to a reduction of about 79% of the demand for electricity and 32% of thermal energy, estimating an annual primary energy saving of 20%.

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In the site area, Ferretti Group has also installed a solar photovoltaic system for the production of electricity and for the conversion of lighting systems with LED lamps.

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